Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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.:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Bowdoin gives preference to local vendors in the purchasing of goods and services. Bowdoin purchased $16.8 M of its goods and services from Maine in FY2012. Of that, $4.9 M were purchased from local vendors (Brunswick and neighboring towns), $3.5 M of which was spent in Brunswick alone.


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

Neighboring towns include: Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Topsham and West Bath

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