|Submission Date||Nov. 27, 2013|
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
Director of Procurement Services
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:
In order to gather small business utilization data, the Identification of Small Business Solicitation document is being incorporated within each bid solicitation, as well as, within all W-9 requests. Southern Illinois University is in the process of updating the Supply/Vendor database with Small Business Certification information derived from the Illinois Department of Central Management Services Small Business Vendors Directory. The University hosted a 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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