Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Greta Iliev
UW System Sustainability Assistant
UW System Administration
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Does the institution seek to support historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses?:

A brief description of how the institution meets the criteria:

UW System campuses purchase goods and services through State Procurement. The State of Wisconsin is committed to the involvement of minority and veteran-owned business enterprises in the state's procurement program. UWRF follows the State's purchasing policy which allows the campus to award contracts to certified minority or veteran-owned businesses who submit the lowest qualified bid when that qualified bid is not more than 5% more than the apparent low bid.

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

“Enacted in 1983, Wisconsin’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) law sets a 5% MBE procurement goal for state agencies and offers a 5% price preference for certified minority firms that compete for State contracts. The 5% goal applies to all State purchases with the exception of DOT, Federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act and DNR EPA funds.”
•MBE Program Overview on VendorNet: http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/vguide/mbe.asp
•Minority Business Report FY2010: http://www.doa.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=8685&locid=169
•Veteran Owned Business Policy: http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/procman/prod12.pdf
•MBE, DVE, and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Current Law Explanation:

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