|Submission Date||Nov. 27, 2013|
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses
Director of Procurement Services
Does the institution seek to support historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses?:
A brief description of how the institution meets the criteria:
To increase supplier diversity, the following have been implemented:
• Encourage contractors to subcontract to and purchase supplies from diverse vendors.
• Added CMS BEP Certified Vendor Search and BEP Certification Process to the SIU Carbondale Procurement Services Web page.
• Implemented an enhanced reporting P-Card system to capture information about Diversified Vendors.
• Attend Minority Fairs/Seminars.
• Diversity clause added to RFQs and RFPs.
• Host Vendor Opportunity Fair to promote participation of potential vendors by understanding the University’s procurement process.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Procurement by the University is governed by the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) and the Procurement Rules of the Chief Procurement Officer for Public Institutions of Higher Education (44 Ill. Admin. Code 4). Southern Illinois University Carbondale encourages Small Businesses to compete for and participate in University contracts.
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