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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Deborah Abell
Director of Procurement Services
Procurement Services
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Does the institution seek to support historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution meets the criteria:

To increase supplier diversity, the following have been implemented:
• Encourage contractors to subcontract to and purchase supplies from diverse vendors.
• Added CMS BEP Certified Vendor Search and BEP Certification Process to the SIU Carbondale Procurement Services Web page.
• Implemented an enhanced reporting P-Card system to capture information about Diversified Vendors.
• Attend Minority Fairs/Seminars.
• Diversity clause added to RFQs and RFPs.
• Host Vendor Opportunity Fair to promote participation of potential vendors by understanding the University’s procurement process.


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

http://www.procurement.siu.edu/vendorsearch.html
http://www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us/dsp_mafbe.cfm

Procurement by the University is governed by the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) and the Procurement Rules of the Chief Procurement Officer for Public Institutions of Higher Education (44 Ill. Admin. Code 4). Southern Illinois University Carbondale encourages Small Businesses to compete for and participate in University contracts.

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.