|Submission Date||Feb. 13, 2016|
University of Louisville
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
[former] Asst Dir Purch/Materials Mgmt
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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% 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.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:
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