|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2012|
Brunswick Community College
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses
|0.25 / 0.25||
Does the institution seek to support historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses?:
A brief description of how the institution meets the criteria:
HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES (HUBs) - as per Brunswick Community College's Purchasing Manual [Page 34, <http://www.brunswickcc.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=vKfig3dR%2b7o%3d&tabid=94>:
A Historically Underutilized Business is a business which is majority owned or managed by one or more minority persons, women, or disabled persons. BCC’s objective is to increase the college’s expenditures for the purchase of goods and services from HUB vendors while maintaining the integrity of sound financial practices and complying with state purchasing and contracting laws and policies. Please consider HUB vendors in all of your purchases. You may locate HUB vendors at the Purchase and Contract’s website: http://www.ips.state.nc.us/ips/Vendor/srchven.asp.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
HUB status is used as a deciding factor with competitive bids.
As a result of Executive Order 150, the HUB Office was established in the Office of the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Administration to initiate more outreach to women, minority and disabled owned businesses. This office will encourage increased participation by businesses as well as State Agencies, Community Colleges, Universities and Public Schools in the State’s procurement process.
The HUB Office serves as a resource to provide HUBs with assistance in doing business with the State as well as to agencies. The office seeks to identify capable HUBs in areas of construction, commodities and services that could do business with the State and provide accurate information to businesses. This office also directs these businesses to the agencies that could best use their products or services and serves as information resources to aid agencies and businesses in becoming more active participants in the State’s public contracting process.
Doing business with firms owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, disabled business enterprise and nonprofit work centers for the disabled will raise the number of suppliers, thereby increasing competition, which should result in higher quality goods, lower prices and better services. The net result will benefit businesses as well as the taxpayers of North Carolina.
The HUB Office is responsible for certifying HUBs via on-line vendor registration. For more information about the office, please visit www.doa.state.nc.us/doa/hub/
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