|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
University of Louisville
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses
|0.25 / 0.25||
[former] Director of Purchasing
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:
The Department of Purchasing actively promotes and documents small, minority, handicapped, and women-owned business purchases. The Department of Purchasing is responsible for maintaining and soliciting from a bid list of small, minority, handicapped, and women-owned businesses and should include at least one minority vendor per bid.
Additionally, UofL has established 25% (previously 15%)of total procurement cost, as a goal for participation by Minority Owned and Women Owned businesses on all construction and renovation projects. Bidders not meeting this goal are required to submit documentation of their "Good Faith Efforts" in soliciting pricing as further defined by the University’s Instructions to Bidders, Article 18. Award of contract shall be conditioned upon the bidders satisfaction of these requirements.
The Purchasing Department is a member of the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council and frequently hosts on-campus events in conjunction with TSMSDC. In addition, our stated support of such businesses is listed on our web site.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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