Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 1.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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?:

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

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation:
It is the policy of the University of Missouri to ensure full and equitable economic opportunities to persons and businesses that compete for business with the University, including Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). To this end, the University has established participation goals for MBEs and WBEs of the total value of contracts for goods and services.
The University expects participation in contracts for goods and services by firms that are certified as Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). This may either be by the primary contractor being a qualified M/WBE or by the
utilization of M/WBE suppliers by the primary contractor (second tier purchases). Contractors are required to make a "best effort" in support of the University's policy and documentation demonstrating this effort is required. Upon request of the University, the contractor shall provide semi-annual or annual reports of the financial participation of M/WBEs, either as the primary contractor or as second tier purchases. The report shall include the name(s) and address (es) of the qualified M/WBEs, products or services provided and the total dollar amount or percentage of utilization.

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:

Business Policy Manual section 304 -- http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/bpm/bpm300/manual_304 has information on preferential consideration given to these businesses.

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