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Supplier Diversity Program

Our supplier diversity program promotes business opportunities for diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, woman-owned, historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT, small businesses and other disadvantaged business enterprises in the various communities we serve. Sourcing Solutions works with internal business partners to expand our diverse supplier pool and build partnerships in our communities.

The supplier diversity program is an important part of our sourcing efforts. This program helps us to:

  • Match qualified diverse suppliers with the needs of our internal business partners
  • Build long-term business relationships with individuals that are reflective of our communities
  • Create business opportunities for diverse suppliers
  • Become more competitive in a diverse marketplace

We are dedicated to fair and open competition in sourcing. As part of our sourcing process, the Sourcing Solutions team provides our internal business partners with a list of qualified diverse suppliers to consider.

Business opportunities
  • Disabled-owned businesses
  • HUBZone businesses
  • Minority-owned businesses
  • LGBT
  • Small business enterprises
  • Service disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Women-owned businesses

To register with us as a diverse supplier, visit highmark.cvmsolutions.com.

Diverse supplier certification

We accept certifications from the following organizations:

Name Address Phone

U.S. Small Business Administration

To register, visit www.sam.gov.

409 Third St., SW
Washington, DC 20416
800-827-5722
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) 729 15th Street, N.W.
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-234-9181
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. 1359 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-944-2430;
Fax: 212-719-9611
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
1120 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
202-872-5515;
Fax: 202-872-5505
VA Verification Program 810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
800-949-8387
Products and services

We have partnership opportunities for diverse suppliers in the following areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Building and construction
  • Computer hardware & peripherals
  • Computer software
  • Office supplies
  • Printing services
  • Professional services
  • Promotional products
  • Temporary staffing
Diverse supplier engagement

We offer monthly meeting opportunities for diverse suppliers to engage with us. We are interested in learning about your capabilities and experience related to the goods and services your company would like us to purchase. Contact us if you are interested in meeting to discuss your goods and services. Meetings are 30 minutes and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Second Tier Diverse Spend

Our supplier diversity program also encourages its suppliers (first tier) to use diverse suppliers (second tier). First tier contracts are between our company and the supplier. Second tier contracts are between the first tier supplier and its subcontractor(s). It is the first tier supplier's obligation to determine if its subcontractors are diverse suppliers and to use diverse suppliers whenever possible.

First tier suppliers are required to submit a quarterly second tier diverse spend report within 10 days following the end of each quarter. Please email supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org for the second tier diversity spend report template.

Contact supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org with any questions about our supplier diversity program.