|Submission Date||Sept. 18, 2016|
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
University Sustainability Officer
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 University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to providing all members of the contracting community access to contracting opportunities. It is our policy to provide Historically Underutilized Businesses equal access and opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the University’s contracting endeavors; to prohibit discrimination against businesses on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender; to promote and encourage full and open competition; and to promote equal access to contracting opportunities among the various contractors and vendors that do business with the University.
Senate Bill 914 was enacted by the North Carolina State Legislature to encourage the use of “Good Faith Efforts” by all state agencies in the recruitment and selection of minority firms to reach a verifiable ten percent (10%) participation level on state construction projects. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has adopted The University of North Carolina Plan to Increase Utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses in Construction Projects to demonstrate our commitment to exceeding this goal.
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: