Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Debra Kuhn
Purchasing Analyst
UNLV Purchasing
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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:

As an institution within the Nevada System of Higher Education, UNLV is a catalyst for the System'sefforts to broaden supplier inclusion through outreach. That outreach effort takes many forms and hasculminated in UNLV's Supplier Inclusion Program. Though the state of Nevada does not allow for set asides or quotas during the competitive bidding process, there is a great deal UNLV does to improve access and visibility to university business opportunities for our suppliers.

Currently, UNLV has a searchable database which can be accessed by campus departments when making their purchasing decision which contains a listing of MWVBE. Additionally, UNLV regularly attends events sponsored by local organizations that support MWVBE allowing for face to face interaction between the UNLV Purchasing staff and suppliers. Lastly, UNLV Purchasing sends all bidding opportunities to MWVBE suppliers and support organizations (i.e. Latin and Urban Chambers of
Commerce) in order to increase participation in the procurement process.

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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