Purchasing and Business Services Manual (PUR)

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Effective: 3/30/1984

Revised: 11/1/2011

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PUR 503–01: Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Program

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Purpose

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To give small, small disadvantaged, and small women-owned businesses an opportunity to sell to the university

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Sources

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15 United States Code §§ 631 (1982 & West Supp. 1987), 637(a) (1982)
Arizona Revised Statutes § 41–1001
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 3-810

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Policy

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The university is committed to the development of business activity with small businesses, including small disadvantaged and small women-owned business suppliers. To fulfill this commitment, Purchasing and Business Services will solicit participation by small business contractors in providing for the university’s material, supply, equipment, and service needs.

The Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Program is intended to provide maximum practical opportunity to small businesses, including small disadvantaged and small women-owned businesses, to participate in the university’s procurement system, consistent with sound business practices and the rules and regulations of the university. The director of Purchasing and Business Services may authorize actions designed to increase the university’s business activity with small businesses including small disadvantaged and small women-owned businesses in accordance with PUR 502–03, “Award of Contract for Goods and Services.” Additionally, the director of Purchasing and Business Services may require general construction contractors to report to the university the volume of business ordered from or subcontracted to small disadvantaged businesses.


Purchasing and Business Services Responsibility

Purchasing and Business Services is responsible for implementing the procedures of the Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Program.


Department Responsibility

University personnel who are responsible for requisitioning materials for purchase should be familiar with this policy and shall cooperate with Purchasing and Business Services in making opportunities available to small businesses, small socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, and small women-owned businesses for selling to the university.

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Cross-Reference

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For information on contract awards to small businesses and small, disadvantaged businesses, see PUR 502–03, “Award of Contract for Goods and Services.”


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