Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:

A brief description of the program:

The Louisiana Procurement Code, Revised Statutes 39:1595-1595.6, does have preferences for all type of products produced, manufactured, assembled, grown, or harvested in Louisiana. Preference is given to Louisiana vendors for items including, but not limited to, seafood, produce, meat, eggs, paper and paper products, steel, and all agricultural or forestry products provided that certain restrictions are met.

Vendors are required to claim a local preference on qualify commodities by completed the attached note included in applicable solicitations. (A preference, if applicable, may be allowed for products produced, manufactured, assembled, grown or harvested in Louisiana. Do you claim this preference? Yes _____ No _____. Note: Preferences shall not apply to service contracts. Is your Louisiana business workforce composed of a minimum of fifty percent Louisiana residents? Yes _____ No _____. Specify Item Number and location within Louisiana where the product is/was produced, manufactured, assembled, grown or harvested: _________________________________________________ Note: This preference is not applicable for services.)

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.