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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

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.


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:
32.70

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

Information for this credit was obtained from Anthony Phillips, UNCG 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.