|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 29, 2011|
Tier2-1: Historically Underutilized Businesses
|0.25 / 0.25||
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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:
As part of the University’s desire to promote diversity, Purchasing Services encourages the solicitation and use of diversity suppliers for goods and services whenever possible. In addition, the use of diversity suppliers is a requirement for purchases related to many of the University’s sponsored awards. Diversity suppliers include:
• Minority business enterprises (MBE),
• Women-owned business enterprises (WBE),
• Small or disabled veteran suppliers, and
• Historically underutilized businesses (HUBZone).
The Preparer should research and include diversity suppliers in the identification and solicitation exercise. There are many resources online to assist in locating diversity suppliers, including the Small Business Administration’s Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system and the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council. Purchasing Services is also available to direct Preparers to qualified diversity suppliers
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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