Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.35
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.28 / 1.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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:

UW System campuses purchase goods and services through State Procurement. The State of Wisconsin is committed to the involvement of minority, women, and veteran-owned business enterprises in the state's procurement program. UW-Whitewater 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. Other programs included are The Minority Business Enterprise Program, Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, and Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise.

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:

The percentage of these purchases compared to the overall university spend for service and commodities is minimal. Disadvantaged spending is $3,200 and local/community-based businesses is $190,300.

Average campus-wide spending is considered an average of $22 million.

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