Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

We're committed to building relationships with businesses in the communities we serve. Our Supplier Diversity Program promotes opportunities for businesses that are:

  • Minority owned.
  • Woman owned.
  • Disabled owned.
  • Veteran or service-disabled veteran owned.
  • LGBTQ owned.
  • In Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
  • Small businesses.

Our opportunities span a range of industries and services, including construction, computer hardware and software, office supplies, printing, professional services, promotional products, and temporary staffing. We also work with Sourcing Solutions to expand our supplier pool and build partnerships in our communities.

The Supplier Diversity Program helps us:

  • Match qualified suppliers with the needs of our business.
  • Build long-term business relationships with people who reflect our communities.
  • Create business opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Be more competitive in a diverse marketplace.

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

Business opportunities

To register with us as a diverse supplier, contact supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org

Diverse supplier engagement

We regularly engage with diverse suppliers to learn about their capabilities and experience.

Contact us at supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org if you're interested in connecting with us. These 30-minute meetings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporting diversity throughout the supply chain

Our Supplier Diversity Program encourages our suppliers to use diverse suppliers themselves.

First-tier contracts are between our company and the supplier. Second-tier contracts are between the first-tier supplier and its subcontractor(s). It's the first-tier supplier's responsibility to determine if its subcontractors are diverse suppliers and use diverse suppliers whenever possible.

At the end of each quarter, first-tier suppliers have 10 days to submit a second-tier diverse spend report. Email supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org for the report template.

Contact supplierdiversity@highmarkhealth.org with any questions about our Supplier Diversity Program.