|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
Slippery Rock University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
Special Assistant to the President
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:
The university seeks to do business with underutilized businesses in a number of ways:
1) We attend trade fairs in Pittsburgh, Cranberry and Harrisburg which target these businesses.
2) We distribute our invitations for bid thru the African American Chamber.
3) We require MWBE solicitation as part of our Construction Bid Process.
4) Our current Food Service Contractor with which we do over $6 million in business is a Woman Owned Business. See http://www.sru.edu/offices/contracts for additional information on our contracting policies.
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: