Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

The CU Procurement Services Center (PSC) is committed to supporting the goals and mission of the University's Small Business Program. Accordingly, within the policies and procedures of the University of Colorado, the PSC will:

- Increase awareness of the Small Business Program throughout the University.

- Maximize opportunities for CU departments to procure goods and services from small business concerns, including:
--Small Business Concerns;
--Women-Owned Small Business Concerns;
--Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns;
--Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions;
--HUBZone Small Business Concerns;
--Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns; and,
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns.

-Inform small and disadvantaged businesses about how to conduct business with the University of Colorado, as well as about the various procurement opportunities available at the University.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
No

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

The university is encouraged to maximize opportunities to procure goods and services from small business concerns, including:
Small Business Concerns;
Women-Owned Small Business Concerns;
Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns;
Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions;
HUBZone Small Business Concerns;
Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns; and,
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns.

However, we do not have specific dollar figures to determine a percentage of purchases from these sources.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.