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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 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 1.00 Claudia Christensen
Procurement Manager
Procurement Services
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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 University of Washington recognizes its economic responsibility as a public institution to provide fair and open opportunities to all members of the business community and especially to Small/Disadvantaged Businesses and MWBE business firms in support of its educational, research and public service activitiesAs a State of Washington institution of higher education, the University of Washington follows state policies regarding goals, contracting opportunities, and reporting requirements for minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs). State MWBE policies are based on statute, 39.19 RCW, and on policies adopted by the Office for Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE).

Procurement Services participates in and sponsors supplier outreach events to introduce diverse suppliers to opportunities at the University.

The University partners with large suppliers to identify 2nd tier opportunities.

eProcurement catalog suppliers are required to identify diverse suppliers in their catalogs and provide reports on spend with diverse suppliers.

Procurement Services has established over 67 contracts with small and diverse suppliers in the past 2 years and posts information on our UW contracts page to allow campus to select suppliers in these categoreis.

Procurement Services has a staff person dedicated to supplier diversity and sustainability. The individual is also responsible for the Federal Small Business Subcontract Plan process, including plan development, reporting and outreach.
http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-diversity
http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/info-for-suppliers/mwbe-opportunities --> woman stores


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:
14

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.