Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Concordia University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Robert Scardera
Purchasing Services
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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?:

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

Concordia University is an institutional partner of the L'économie sociale, j'achète! (Social Economy, I Buy!) program of Le Conseil d’économie sociale de l’île de Montréal (CESIM) (Social Economy Council of the Island of Montreal).

As an institutional partner Concordia University has committed to:
- Recognize the socio-economic contribution of social economy enterprises to the dynamism of the Montreal community;
- Accept to participate in the development of purchasing from by the local social enterprise companies that are part of the program;
- Commit, in compliance with the laws, regulations and directives governing university purchases, to standards and rules for the award of contracts, to obtain more of the goods and services derived from the social economy.

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:

We include clauses for sustainable and local purchasing in Requests for Proposals whenever possible. As a public institution, we are bound by governmental legislation in procurement processes and cannot give specific preference. All substantial purchases have to go through a bidding process. Our partnership with Le Conseil d’économie sociale de l’île de Montréal (CESIM) will allow us to implement even more direct clauses regarding purchasing options from local social businesses.

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