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  • Incorporated sustainability specifications and evaluation criteria into local contracting process;

  • Implemented sustainable campus wide standard contracts for furnishings, equipment, supplies and services focused on environmentally preferable characteristics from raw material acquisition in manufacturing through the entire life cycle;

  • Presented sessions on “Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP),” “EPP Best Practices” and “Toxic -Use Reduction” to other UC campuses, institutions and community groups;

  • Hosted three Strategic Vendor Fairs focused on sustainable products and services;

  • Initiated “Building Local Partnerships” event co-hosted by UC Merced Purchasing and the local Greater Chamber of Commerce with participation by five other public agencies/institutions aimed at fostering relationships with local businesses;

  • Managed bid process through final contract award and negotiation of campus solar photovoltaic project.