Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Houston
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
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:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

The Purchasing Department of each component university shall actively assist HUBs in learning how to conduct business with the UH System. Each component university shall attempt to increase the participation of HUBs in the purchasing process by selecting bids or proposals submitted by such businesses whenever those bids or proposals are comparable to other bids or proposals received, and whenever such a selection does not conflict with state or federal law.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
Yes

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
23.72

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

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