Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.45 / 1.00 Diana McGrew
Assistant Director of Procurement
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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:

Procurement Services strives to cultivate relationships with vendors and suppliers recognized by the State of Ohio as Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE). Businesses recognized by the State of Ohio as MBE/EDGE can contact the EEO Officer and Prevailing Wage Coordinator for more information. Procurement Services at Ohio University is committed to continuing to promote the use of MBE / EDGE recognized vendors by the Ohio University community.

Also, at Ohio University, we ask our faculty and staff to take sustainability into consideration when making any purchases for their offices, classrooms, and buildings.Physical Purchases must consider the sustainable attributes of products. Sustainable attributes can include, but are not limited to...
Local: Products made within the state of Ohio or within 250 miles of the campus help support local communities and reduce emissions associated with long-distance shipping practices.

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:

Another procurement statement can be found at: http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/programs/Procurement.cfm

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