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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Florida International University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

FIU follows the State of Florida's Office of Supplier Diversity. The Office of Supplier Diversity's primary mission is to serve as a catalyst for minority, women and Florida veteran businesses seeking the opportunity to do business with the State of Florida. Efforts towards this goal can be categorized into the following primary functions; Certification of Business Enterprises, Advocacy and Outreach, and Matchmaking Activities.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
Yes

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
56.40

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

Certified and Non-Certified Small & Minority Business Expenditure Report Total for Fiscal Year 2014 (Period July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014):
http://finance.fiu.edu/controller/Docs/Certified_and_Non-Certified_Expenditure_Report.pdf

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.