as a private non-profit corporation in the District of Columbia,
holds a fundamental belief in the free enterprise system and
has chosen to assist the continued development of that system.
The University is strongly committed to the development and
support of Local Small and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(LSDBE) and therefore has established the following policy
applicable to construction contracts, purchasing, consulting
services, financial, legal and other services.
It is the policy
of Georgetown University to provide maximum opportunity to
certified LSDBE's to participate in the performance of contracts
funded fully or partially by funds from the federal government
or from financial benefits derived from bond issues approved
by the District of Columbia government or funded by private
funds. Aggressive efforts will also be made to identify minority
vendors from whom goods and services will be procured. The
University will ensure that all solicitations are sought and
considered without restriction based on age, color, disability,
national origin, race, religion or sex.
for the Local Small and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
program has been assigned to the Special Assistant to the
President for Affirmative Action Programs.
The primary goal
of the LSDBE program is to provide minority contractors and
vendors the maximum possible access to business opportunities
generated by the University and Hospital. In the recognition
of the need to demonstrate good faith efforts and to promote
successful University-wide participation of designated departments
and units, the Affirmative Action Officer will assure that
the following actions are carried out:
a procurement calendar that will provide university-wide information
on projected purchases or activities requiring special purchasing.
The calendar will be the basis of an on-going system to notify
LSDBE's opportunities to bid or market.