Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Brewer
AD of planning & Construction
Physical Plant Department
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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:

The State of Maryland set a goal of 25% participation with Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) vendors and 10% with Small Business Reserve (SBR) vendors. MBE information can be searched on the MDOT web site. This information is reviewed when staff receive a Visa card to make purchases for the university and is posted on the Procurement web site.

Small Business Reserve Program (SBR)
The State of Maryland Small Business Reserve Program was developed to assist small businesses compete with larger, more established companies. University employees are encouraged to utilize these minority, small, and disadvantaged vendors when making purchases with the FSU Purchasing Card or when selecting recommended vendors for purchase orders. Visit their web site for more information on this program.

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

This is approximate.

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