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Supplier Diversity and Sustainability

Expenditure of Funds that Reflect the University’s Mission and Values

The University considers the prudent expenditure of funds to be an important responsibility and reflective of the University’s mission and the Marianist values.  The University is uniquely positioned to foster partnerships in the local and global community.  Thus, the University views its purchasing decisions as opportunities to choose environmentally and socially preferable products and services, to support vendors with strong commitments to sustainability, to support the local economy, and to pursue the common good.

All members of the University community are required to exercise good judgment in authorizing expenditures, regardless of the source of funds.  Purchasing decisions  should be made with consideration given to the total lifecycle cost of an item, including but not limited to the acquisition, usage, energy, maintenance, repair and disposal costs.  Further, those making purchasing decisions should be mindful of university commitments in areas including environmental impact, diversity and small business spending.

The University of Dayton has a long term commitment to assist small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses to grow and succeed.  UD understands that it makes good business sense to work with the small business community & entrepreneurs whose active participation in the local and national economy fosters innovation, creativity, and competition.  In compliance with federal procurement regulations and Public Law 85-536, UD has pledged to utilize Small, Small Disadvantaged, Small Woman-Owned, Small Veteran-Owned, Small Disabled-Veteran-Owned, Native American-Owned, Native Alaskan-Owned, HBCU/MI, and Small HUBZone Business concerns as subcontractors, consultants, and vendors for materials, supplies, and services.


Procurement & Payable Services

Daniel J. Curran Place
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7022