Classifications that Contribute to USC and Federal and/or State Supplier Diversity Goals
All of the supplier classifications below, with the exception of small "S", contribute to USC’s Supplier Diversity Goal of spending 15% of the University's purchasing dollar volume with Diverse Suppliers. The USC Local Vendor Program promotes the use of small local businesses within 26 targeted zip codes, contributing to USC’s Supplier Diversity Goal. Use of suppliers denoted below with a "Yes" contributes to diverse supplier goals set forth in Federal and/or State contracts.
Note: Any Person who misrepresents a firm's status as a small or Diverse Supplier in order to obtain a university contract shall: (1) be punished by imposition of fine, imprisonment, or both; (2) be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and (3) be ineligible for participation in future contracts (Ref. FAR 52.219-1 (c), 15 U.S.C. 645 (d).