Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

American University
Tier2-2: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:

A brief description of the program:

AU has a facilities policy that sets requirements and goals for "certified business enterprises" (CBE), the District of Columbia's program for designating local, small and disadvantaged businesses.

For contracts worth $500,000 or more, AU requiremes 35% participation by CBEs. For contracts below $500,000, AU's strives to achieve a goal of 35% particpation by CBEs. To count toward the 35% requirement and goal, the contractor or subcontractor has to be certified with DC and listed in the searchable database of certified businesses found here: http://lsdbe.dslbd.dc.gov/public/certification/search.aspx

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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