Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Xavier Serrano
Director, Purchasing Services
Purchasing Services
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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:

Included in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Objectives of UVic Purchasing Services (attached) is a section that clearly states one principle is to "engage in procurement of locally purchased products where practical and economically feasible to reduce GHG emissions..." UVic also gives local suppliers the advantage in applications for a Strategic Alliance or Preferred Vendor Status application, see section 10.6 in this document: https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61

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:

UVic's procurement practices and procedures are designed to support the local economy and to encourage a high standard of social and environmental responsbility of our suppliers. This includes giving preference to suppliers who are closest, use the least amount of waste, recycle packaging materials, can deliver to campus less frequently, have high labor standards, and can supply green certified/organic/fair trade products. See the following links for more information:

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