Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2012
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.25 Greta Iliev
UW System Sustainability Assistant
UW System Administration
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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:

From the procurement desk guide on reciprocity:
"Wisconsin law does not provide a preference for in-state businesses. Rather, Wisconsin treats another state's vendors as our vendors are treated in their home state (i.e. - Wisconsin penalizes an out-of-state vendor if their state imposes an in-state preference). Vendors from states without a preference compete on an equal basis with Wisconsin vendors. The absence on an in-state preference allows Wisconsin businesses to compete for contracts in other states without penalty."

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Despite a lack of state facility requirements, a recommendation is being made in the UWRF Sustainable Campus Community Plan to implement policies that give preference to local products and buseinsses.
In practice, the purchasing agent within Facilities Management and Central Stores utilizes as many area businesses as possible within purchasing and DSF guidelines.

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