The ‘Procurement and Purchasing’ credit rewards buildings for which a sustainable procurement policy has been developed and implemented and where the materials acquired for its operation, maintenance and refurbishment are procured in accordance with this policy.
As a minimum requirement, a procurement framework must be in operation that outlines metrics for measuring procurement results. This framework must be developed in line with a recognized standard or guideline, such as British Standard 8903:2010 or the Australian New Zealand Government Framework for Sustainable Procurement. This procurement framework may be the same as that outlined in the ‘Commitment to Performance’ credit.
Where a procurement framework is in place, points are awarded based on the percentage of the top three consumable materials (determined via the materiality assessment specified in the procurement framework) that has been procured in accordance with sustainable procurement specifications.
Additional points are available based on the percentage of refurbishment materials that are purchased in accordance with the sustainable procurement framework (calculated as a percentage of their total cost).
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