|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2016|
University of Richmond
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Office of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
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 Richmond adopted its women- and minority-owned enterprises (WMBE) policy in December 2011 to reflect its growing commitment to a diverse and inclusive community. The University of Richmond is committed to the creation and development of relationships with women- and minority-owned enterprises. The University will engage and encourage WMBE’s participation in the procurement process. In addition, the University will expect its contractors to adopt similar strategies of inclusion. All individuals of the University staff who are involved with procurement decisions are required to diversify their sources of business to include WMBE’s. However, the University will not favor any WMBE supplier solely on the basis of their status. All suppliers will be assessed using the same criteria and are subject to the same conditions as all University suppliers.
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:
The 5% is for disadvantaged businesses only. This number is for Fiscal 2014. The Fiscal 2015 numbers are not available yet.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.