|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2012|
University of the District of Columbia
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
Director of Planning and Sustainability
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:
A brief description of the program:
The University is an independent agency of the District of Columbia government and therefore must meet the purchasing standards of the District. The District has a Certified Business Enterprise program to promote the use of local businesses. Businesses with CBE certification receive preferred procurement and contracting opportunities. The District directs spending to these DC-based businesses that support and contribute to job creation and the city tax base, which in turn results in a much stronger local economy. Each agency, including an agency that contracts or procures through the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), must exercise its contracting and procurement authority so as to meet, on an annual basis, the goal of procuring and contracting 50% of the dollar volume of its goods and services, including construction goods and services, to Small Business Enterprises.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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