Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kim Watson
Former Director, University Services-Procurement
University Services
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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:
VII. Supplier Diversity Program
The Purchasing Department is actively involved in expanding and promoting its Supplier Diversity Program. This program offers minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), woman-owned business enterprises (WBE), and small or disadvantaged businesses the opportunity to develop sound business relationships with Michigan State University. Outreach activities are sponsored to introduce suppliers to the university community and to foster the growth of supplier contracts inclusive of a diverse supplier database.

MBE and WBE companies are legally defined as, “a privately or publicly owned corporation, joint venture or any other type of business organization that is more than fifty percent beneficially owned and controlled by one or more minority persons or women”.

The Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator supplies information and assists campus departments with creating subcontracting plans for federally funded contracts and grants.

University departments can contact the Supplier Diversity Coordinator to obtain supplier and commodity information.

In 2013 MSU partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Council and targeted 50% of spend with Michigan businesses. In 2013, 61% of domestic spend was in Michigan and 52% of total spend. This included Purchase Order, credit card, qualifying disbursement voucher and ACH spend.

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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