Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Gonzaga University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Steve Lunden
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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:

While there is no institution-wide policy towards supporting disadvantaged or local businesses, the Sustainable Purchases and Design Policy does include such criteria for the purchase of food. Specifically, it states that all major food contractors shall agree to work with their distributors to purchase a minimum of 10% locally grown products. In addition, all food contractors and University will review the local purchases annually
and mutually agree on increases to the percentage where and when possible.

Likewise, while there is no official policy towards local businesses in other parts of the university, many departments do purchase local goods when possible.

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:

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