Diving In

Simple Policy Fixes

  • Create department and staff positions dedicated to inclusive, local sourcing
  • Require that local and/or diverse vendors are considered in Request for Proposal (RFP) pool
  • Make inclusive, local sourcing an explicit goal...

Quick Practice Upgrades

  • Adjust payment periods and invoicing processes to accommodate small businesses
  • Incorporate local and diverse spending objectives into job descriptions and evaluations for supply chain
  • Communicate with community partners...

Readiness Checklist

Do a basic assessment of where your institution is at, and identify the steps you need to take to implement an inclusive, local sourcing initiative