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Howard Community College recognizes the important role that it plays as a part of the Howard County community.  The college is committed to the economic vitality and environmental conservation of Howard County and the State of Maryland.  Purchases made by the college should promote and expand contracting opportunities for diverse and local suppliers.  Additionally, the college commits to its role of environmental stewardship by maintaining purchasing practices that promote and encourage the purchase and use of environmentally and socially responsible products.  In competitive sealed solicitations, a preference may be given in accordance with the applicable and appropriate community impact procedure.

Policy Manual Review/Revision:   05/08/15