Policy VI-Y: Policy on Historically Underutilized Business Program

The San Jacinto College District is committed to developing, maintaining, and enhancing participation by historically underutilized business enterprises in all phases of the District's procurement processes and, to the greatest extent feasible, to support their efforts to compete for purchases of equipment, supplies, services, and construction projects.

The District shall encourage all vendors, suppliers, contractors, and professionals doing business with the District to support the common goal of equal opportunity for all citizens. In the expenditure of District funds, neither the District nor its contractors, suppliers, or vendors of goods and services shall discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap on any matter related to awarding of purchases, contracts, and subcontracts.

The District shall make a good faith effort to solicit the participation of historically underutilized owned businesses in the procurement of goods and services and construction projects. The District reserves the right to make any special provisions consistent with laws and Board policy with the goal of fairness to all prospective vendors.

(Effective March 5, 2001)