Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2014
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STARS v1.2

South Seattle College
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ian Siadak
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the Vice Chancellor
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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:

As stated in the District "Vendor Guide"

"The Seattle Community Colleges
strongly encourages the participation of
minority-, women- and veteran-owned
businesses; socially and economically
disadvantaged business enterprises;
small businesses; and local businesses
in its purchasing and contracting
activities. Participation may be through
direct contracting, sub-contracting
or a business partnership.

Seattle Community Colleges is dedicated
to providing fair and equal purchasing
and contracting opportunities to a
diverse clientele and allowing open
access to all businesses. To view formal
and informal solicitations, please visit
our Purchasing Department’s Business
Opportunities Web page at www.
seattlecolleges.edu/business. Certain
solicitations or purchases may be posted
at the Electronic Business Solutions
(WEBS) with the Washington State
Department of Enterprise Services at

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

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