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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.

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Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-24: Historically Underutilized Businesses

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Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Purchasing and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Office help ensure that HUB businesses are given
equal access to participate fully in all aspects of the University's construction and procurement opportunities. The
program goals are to:
* Inform the HUB Community of the bidding process, procurement, and contracting opportunities at UNCG.
* Strive to exceed the State's goal of 10% by establishing a UNCG goal of 15% HUB participation.
* Encourage the participation of the HUB designers and contractors in all aspects of the UNCG construction
process.
* Partner with surrounding Universities and State agencies, community, and trade organizations in outreach
initiatives directed at increasing the participation and success rate of the HUB designers, contractors, and
vendors.

HUB vendor candidates are actively identified and recorded for use in all appropriate purchases. The Purchasing
Department participates in vendor fairs and minority programs to identify potential new HUB sources of supplies
and services.

Solicitations issued by the Purchasing Department consider the use of these vendors. As well, all requests for
pricing accomplished by departments consider the use of HUB vendors.

Announcements and correspondence are made to emphasize the significance of the HUB program, where and when appropriate.


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

Information received from Tony Phillips, HUB Coordinator.

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.