Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Mullins
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

IUPUI provides historically underutilized suppliers every opportunity to compete for its business. Efforts will be made in the purchasing departments to identify historically underutilized suppliers, inform these suppliers of University requirements, and solicit quotes from such suppliers whenever possible. Procurement professionals will support the efforts of the Business Diversity Program and will communicate with historically-underutilized suppliers regarding the purchasing process so that they may become more viable suppliers.

IU defines Historically-underutilized supplier as "a large or small minority-owned business concern owned and controlled by minority individuals." The term "large or small business concern owned and controlled by minority individuals" means a business that is at least 51% owned by such individuals; or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. "Minority individuals" include Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Asian-Indian Americans.

The term "Native Americans" includes American Indians, American Eskimos, American Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians. The term "Asian-Pacific Americans" includes United States citizens whose origins are from Japan, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Territories of the Pacific, Northern Marianas, Laos, Cambodia, and Taiwan. The term "Asian Indian Americans" includes United States citizens whose origins are from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

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:

- Percentage of spending with local community based businesses (within 250 miles) is 66%
- Percentage of spend with Minority Businesses is 4%. This includes tier l & tier ll reportable spend
- Percentage of spending with Women Owned Businesses is 7.44%. this includes tier l and tier ll report able spend.
- We do not track social enterprises.and not able to estimate expenditures for this demographic.


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