Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Boston University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.31 / 1.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

Through the Boston University Diverse Suppliers Program (BUDS), BU encourages beneficial competition for University business among small businesses and firms with diversity of ownership, so that our supply base may reflect the face of our student body, staff, faculty, and communities. This commitment reinforces the research and educational objectives of the University, makes good business sense in a steadily diversifying marketplace, and strengthens our communities by creating opportunities for growth. BUDS helps build connections by helping small, minority, veteran and women-owned businesses work within the BU buying process.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
Yes

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
2

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

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