|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
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:
Valencia College gives preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions. The College recognizes the importance of small businesses to the economic vitality of the Orlando SMSA and the contribution of small businesses to employment opportunities in the local area. The Local Developing-Business ("LDB") Program ("Program") of the College shall be designed to promote the development of local businesses to ensure availability of firms to compete for upcoming work. The Program seeks to provide full and equal business opportunities to all local developing-businesses in the College's construction contracting, and procurement. Every potential vendor fills out supplier business profile, which includes indication of business local.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Examples are that our sole food service concessionaire is a local as well as women-owned and disabled veteran owned business.
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