Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Valencia College
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Annmarie Wise
Purchasing Agent
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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:
It is stated on the Procurement website that "Valencia College is committed to the maximum utilization of our diverse supplier communities. We encourage our departments to utilize local, minority, disabled veteran, and women owned businesses." Efforts are made to find historically underutilized businesses.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Targeted outreach- College conducts business opportunity meetings once a month through the procurement office. Every potential vendor fills out supplier business profile, which includes indication of if women, minority, disabled veteran, etc., business. Officially no preference can be made during an RFP bid process. However, the college sends reports regarding minority owned, disabled veteran to the State. Examples are that our sole concessionaire is a women-owned and disabled veteran owned business. Our three suppliers of Toner cartridges are minority owned.

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