Many of our faculty and staff have already discovered the benefits of using a diverse group of suppliers. We encourage all UMMS faculty and staff to learn more about supplier diversity and to consider using small and minority-owned suppliers whenever possible. We have worked hard to establish productive partnerships with the following organizations: Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business—and we want you to start enjoying the benefits, which include:
- Competitive Pricing: By expanding our supplier base to include more diverse suppliers, we help to encourage competition among suppliers, which may lead to lower prices for you!
- Better Selection: More suppliers mean more choices. Our Supplier Diversity Program partners with a wide selection of smaller businesses, so your purchasing options aren’t limited to the goods and services offered by a few large corporations.
The Supplier Diversity Program also helps to foster a sense of community in the towns surrounding each of the Medical School’s 27 locations. We frequently work with local businesses and thus have valuable opportunities to contribute to the Massachusetts economy.