|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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:
Western cannot be discriminatory in their procurement practices by giving preference to local businesses. Western builds into their RFP/RFQ specifications delivery and service requirements that could tend to favour local businesses or branch offices that are located near the University campus. Furthermore, Western needs to comply with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act that does not allow them to give preference to local products and businesses.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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.