Highmark Inc. is always looking to build strong relationships with suppliers that can provide goods and services at the best possible value. We also welcome new partners, including those that support our corporate sustainability programs through better purchasing.
If you think your business can meet our needs and you're ready to show it, read on. You can also visit the Procurement Ethics and Compliance page where you will find our standards for business relationships.
Judiciously manage our spending on goods and services.
Stay compliant with government regulations.
Help our internal customers achieve their goals in a timely manner.
How we select suppliers
We choose suppliers based on responsiveness, timeliness, quality, cost, and added value. For critical commodities, we work to fulfill these needs by building long-term relationships
with select suppliers.
Becoming a preferred supplier
Preferred suppliers must show that their products and services are competitively priced. They should also offer innovative ideas to help us improve our operations while lowering our acquisition and ownership costs.
Once you're a preferred supplier, our continued relationship will depend on your ongoing commitment to meeting these goals.
How we evaluate our suppliers
Our supplier performance standards help us gather the data we need to regularly assess suppliers and make improvements.
These performance expectations include:
Quality: Always maintain standards
Delivery: Keeps to schedules and deadlines.
Expert sales: Knowledgeable about their field and products.
Cost of ownership: Competitive pricing over the life of the product or service.
Technical: Stays up to date on technology and strives for continual innovation.
Responsiveness: Supports our changing needs.
How we work
Corporate Procurement's job is to make sure the company's purchases deliver the best value and the least risk.
Our purchasing experts are committed to sound business practices and follow the Institute for Supply Management's Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct. As a federal contractor, we’re also required to follow additional rules.
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or Highmark Blue Shield are Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and/or Part D plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal. ®Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Benefits and/or benefit administration may be provided by or through the following entities, which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Western and Northeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Coverage Advantage Inc., Highmark Benefits Group Inc., First Priority Health, First Priority Life or Highmark Senior Health Company. Central and Southeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, Highmark Benefits Group Inc., Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Choice Company or Highmark Senior Health Company. PA: Your plan may not cover all your health care expenses. Read your plan materials carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For more information, call the number on the back of your member ID card or, if not a member, call 866-459-4418. Delaware: Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. West Virginia: Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Insurance Company or Highmark Senior Solutions Company. Visit our website to view the Access Plan required by the Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. You may also request a copy by contacting us at the number on the back of your ID card. Western NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Northeastern NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield.
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