|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Tier2-4: Guidelines for Franchisees
Director of Auxiliary, Recharge, and Contract Operations
Has the institution adopted sustainability policies or guidelines for food service franchisees operating on campus?:
A brief description of the guidelines for franchisees:
UAF has a strong local focus with the policy outlined below giving advantages to organizations owned by Alaskans in Alaska as well as non-profits and groups that have strong diversity. This came from the UA Procurement Policy which dining services must comply to.
Alaska law grants price preferences to certain Alaska bidders (unless we use federal grant funds). All preferences reduce the Alaskan’s item or bid price for price comparison purposes only by the applicable percentage.
Alaska Bidder Preference = 5%. This applies to bids submitted by firms owned and operated by Alaskans, in Alaska for at lease six months.
Alaska Products Preference = 3%, 5%, or 7%. This applies to bid prices for products manufactured in Alaska. The preference granted depends on how much value is added in Alaska. The bidder’s product must be pre-certified as eligible for the preference by the Alaska Department of Commerce.
Employment Program Preference =15%. This applies to bids by state certified nonprofit programs that exist to assist and hire people with physical or mental handicaps.Disability Preference = 10%. Sole proprietorship owned by a person whom the state has certified to have a disability, partnerships if each partner is certified by the state to have a disability, or corporations if 50% or more of the employees are certified by the state to have a disability.
The website URL where information about the guidelines is available:
UAF has gone beyond the strict rules of the UA system by bring locally ground coffee and produce to our tables. NANA, our major dining services contractor, is owned by a Native Corporation which supports indigenous Alaskans though various ventures.
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