Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, Davis
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Small Business Support: The University of California supports California’s small businesses through a variety of ways at the individual location levels. Small business outreach programs exist at most UC locations and small business supplier fairs are held annually on our campuses and at our National Labs. Strategic sourcing supports small businesses by giving small businesses credit towards their bid point score and by encouraging small businesses to participate in the bidding process. Contract compliance for strategically sourced contracts is targeted at eighty percent in an effort to dedicate significant percentage of UC’s business to our small and local business providers. http://www.ucop.edu/purchserv/documents/ssfacts.pdf

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises
The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Participation Program was established to acknowledge disabled veterans for their service and to further their participation in California state contracting, promote competition and encourage greater economic opportunity. Some state contracts may require the formal consideration of DVBE vendors.

Small Business Program
The university is subject to the rules and regulations of the Small Business Administration which facilitates equal opportunity in business contracting. Some federally-funded accounts (contracts) require the university to purchase from small disadvantaged and women-owned businesses. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Strategic Sourcing & Small Business Program. The university Small Business Program satisfies State, Federal and other publicly funded program requirements. Click here for a current list of certified California small businesses.

Small business enterprises
1. University commitment
The University is committed to a program that seeks out and encourages small business enterprises, particularly small disadvantaged, women-owned, and disabled veteran business enterprises, to become suppliers of the University when in the public interest and to the extent consistent with basic University materiel management principles that, especially as they pertain to purchasing activities, include:
a. Recognition that the basic purpose of materiel management is to support the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University in a cost-effective manner that best serves the interests of the people of the State of California.
b. Full compliance with obligations undertaken by the University as set forth in the specific terms, conditions, and provisions of Federal contracts and grants and other similar extramural sponsor agreements.
2. Federal contracts and grants
a. Federal agencies are required by statute, Executive Order, or regulation to implement certain public policies through their procurement process. Current policies that have an impact on educational institutions in their purchases of goods and services require that small, disadvantaged, women-owned, and disabled veteran business enterprises shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of Federally funded contracts let by the University.
b. The University is obligated to carry out these Federal policies to the fullest extent consistent with the efficient performance of any contract and grant work undertaken by the University.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

It is the policy of the University of California, consistent with State and federal law, to ensure that all business enterprises have equal access to business contracting opportunities at the University.

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