Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.30
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kathey Porter
Assistant Director for Supplier Divison
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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:

The University maintains an active program to identify and assist small, woman-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses who seek to do business with us. We have a dedicated manager assigned to perform outreach and lend assistance on a full time basis. We code our suppliers in our financial database to indicate if they are a certified SWaM business. Further, we establish goals and publish quarterly and annual reports on our goal performance. Each Dean and Department Head is provided with a quarterly and annual report depicting the spending history with SWaM suppliers in the unit for which he or she is responsible.

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

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