|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
Belmont University Pilot Supplier Diversity Program
Statement of Purpose
Belmont University’s mission and values speak to diversity. In an effort to demonstrate our commitment to becoming “increasingly more diverse and broadly reflective of our local and global communities”, the University will pilot a Supplier Diversity Program during the 2014-15 fiscal year to mutually benefit minority and women-owned, businesses and Belmont University. The pilot will create opportunities for vendors to market their products to two key departments at Belmont, Auxiliary Services and Facilities Management. The pilot will also develop a basis upon which Belmont can expand the program to other departments in an effort to underscore the importance of diversity and cultural competency at Belmont and to become a leader among universities who strive to create a culture of inclusion in Nashville.
Belmont University will a pilot Supplier Diversity Program with Auxiliary Services and Facilities Management during the 2014-15 fiscal year to help achieve the university’s 2015 goal to increase diversity and cultural competency.
• Create contracting opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises with the Auxiliary Services, Facilities Management, and current contractors who engage in sub-contracting serving those departments.
• Develop partnerships between diverse vendors, departments, Auxiliary Services and Facilities Management and current contractors who engage in sub-contracting serving those departments that will result in lasting business relationships.
• Promote diversification of the Belmont’s contractor vendor base for through increased opportunities for minority and women-owned vendors who have not worked directly or indirectly with the Auxiliary Services and Facilities Management departments.
• Maintain a high standard of quality in all products and services provided.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:
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