Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Jane Altemose
Sourcing Manager
Purchasing
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
Excerpts from various sources (Lehigh's Strategic Plan, etc.): Partnering in the renaissance of the local community is one of the 4 tennants of Lehigh's Strategic Plan. Lehigh manages a Small Business Development Committee (SBDC), focused on small and local, but NOT disadvantaged business opportunities. Lehigh also works with the Rising Tide Community Loan Fund, loaning money to businesses that cannot obtain commercial loans through the normal course of business (often start-ups and minority owned businesses).

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
No

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
0

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
We are unable to report a specific percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses at this time. No change in this section from previous year. jca 9-29-14

We are unable to report a specific percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses at this time.

No change in this section from previous year. jca 9-29-14

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