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Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises, Locally-based Business Enterprises (M/W/LBEs) Non-Discrimination and Affirmative

Effective: October 1, 2009                                    

Revised: April 1, 2013

 

Policy Statement

This policy describes the Morningside campus, Manhattanville and CUMC efforts to support the University's commitments to the well being and competitive strength of minority-, woman-owned and locally-based businesses and provide maximum practicable opportunities in contracting for construction. With this policy the University seeks to further the maintenance of a strong and healthy free enterprise system, supports the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and seeks to increase the participation of qualified minority- and woman-owned and locally-based businesses in construction projects.

 

Reasons for the Policy

It is the policy of the University to comply with all federal, State and local laws, policies, orders, rules and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination, due to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status, and to take affirmative action to ensure that Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises, Locally-based Business Enterprises (M/W/LBEs), Minority Group Members, women and local area residents share in the economic opportunities generated by Columbia's participation in projects or initiatives, and/or the use of Columbia funds.

 

Primary Guidance to Which This Policy Responds

This policy seeks to comply with all federal, State and local laws, policies, orders, rules and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. It supports the University's affirmative action initiatives taken to ensure that Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises, Locally-based Business Enterprises (M/W/LBEs), Minority Group Members, women and local area residents share in the economic opportunities generated by Columbia's projects or initiatives, and/or the use of Columbia funds.

 

Responsible University Officer and Office

The Facilities and Operations Executive Vice President is responsible for the development of this policy. The Facilities and Operations Vice President, Construction Business Services and Communications, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the policy.

 

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