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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.87 / 1.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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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:

The State University of NY system has a M/WBE Utilization Policy for Procurement Opportunities for New York State Certified Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses
http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=610
The state MWBE goal of 30% is the highest in the nation. https://www.k2intelligence.com/en/new-yorks-30-mwbe-state-contracting-goal-is-the-highest-in-the-nation/

SUNY has issued Utilization Procedures for Participation by Minority Group Members and Women (MWBEs) with Respect to State University of New York Contracts and can be found at:
http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=611

The University at Albany follows this directive and provides guidance on their purchasing webpage. In addition, it promotes the use of MWBE vendors via an annual purchasing fair. http://www.albany.edu/institutionalservices/media/MWBEMemo1.30.14.pdf


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:
20.70

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

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.