Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Portland State University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 1.00 Stacey Balenger
Contracts Officer
Contracting and Procurement 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?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

PSU's Policy on Equity in Contracting can be found here:
http://www.pdx.edu/ogc/sites/www.pdx.edu.ogc/files/Equity_in_Contracting_Policy_(Final%205.14.14).pdf

PSU strongly supports federal, state, and local efforts to promote economic growth and prosperity. In its efforts to encourage economic growth and development PSU is continuously improving relationships with MWESB vendors and increasing contracting efforts with these firms. Since the modification of our W-9 in 2009, PSU’s ability to track utilization of MWESB's and identify targeted areas for increased engagement with MWESB vendors has been greatly improved. The modified form has made it easier for vendors who are certified by the State of Oregon or who are self-reporting to identify as MWESB vendors. Additionally, PSU’s new Diversity Action Plan (DAP) promotes the development of stronger ties with the MWESB community as exemplified by the College of Business Administrations’ award winning Business Outreach Program (BOP).

Portland State University is committed to utilizing MW/ESB vendors. For a link to State of Oregon MW/ESB certified vendors: http://www4.cbs.state.or.us/ex/dir/omwesb/

For a link to MW/ESB vendors previously utilized by PSU please visit the following web link: http://www.bao.pdx.edu/vendor

For a copy of PSU's Annual MWESB Report for Fiscal Year 2013, go to: http://www.pdx.edu/financial-services/sites/www.pdx.edu.financial-services/files/MWESBAnnualReportFY13.pdf


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
Yes

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
14.40

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

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