Purchasing Solicitations: Requirements to Encourage Women Minority Owned and Emerging Small Businesses

Type

Procedure

Category

Finance

Department

Purchasing Services

Phone

(541) 463-5516

Primary Contact

Greg Holmes, CPA

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

Chief Financial Officer

Purpose

This procedure describes the steps to be taken for all solicitations for bids, requests for proposals and requests for information from women/minority owned and small businesses.

Narrative

Lane Community College desires to encourage purchases from women/minority owned and small businesses within Oregon Revised Statutes limitations and the Community College Rules of Procurement. All solicitations for bids, requests for proposals and requests for information shall use the following procedures:

  1. Use the Internet to make solicitations available to the widest audience possible;
  2. Use the following language in all solicitations:  "Minority and women-owned business are encouraged to participate in this solicitation"; and
  3. Use the State of Oregon directory of Women/Minority Owned and Emerging Small Businesses in developing quotes for purchases over $10,000.

When Purchasing Services is able to identify a women/minority owned or emerging small business as the optimum provider for the college, Purchasing Services is authorized (consistent with relevant Oregon statutes) to enter into contracts on behalf of the college. These contracts shall then be required for the college as a whole.

Date Adopted

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Date Last Reviewed

Monday, August 31, 2015