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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of 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:

Include 5% Alaska Bidder Preference, 5% Alaska Veteran Preference, 10% Alaskan Offeror Preference (for informal proposals if a numerical rating system is used), and all other statutory and regulatory preferences that apply. Written determination if awarding to a non-resident per AS 36.30.362

University of Alaska system-wide awards a bidder's preference to businesses which are minority or women owned for all stages of our procurement process. We also require contractors who are performing work for UAA to make good faith efforts to utilize small business concerns, woman-owned, minority-owned and other economically disadvantaged small business enterprises. UAA also requires its contractors to do so when available. The classifications are defined as follows: (1) Small business is a business that meets the pertinent criteria established by the Small Business Administration. (2) Socially and economically disadvantaged small business means any small business which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock which is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of such individuals. Women owned business means a business that is at least 51 percent owned by a woman or women who also control and operate the business.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
No

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
5

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.