University of Pittsburgh Diversity Supplier Program

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering a diverse supplier base. The Supplier Diversity Program or Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, is designed to ensure that businesses of diverse backgrounds and ownership have the opportunity to become valued suppliers as a means of improving the general economic well-being of the community and functioning of our local and national economies.

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Supplier Lead Diversity Highlights

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Contact Information

For information regarding the University of Pittsburgh’s Supplier Diversity Program/DBE, contact Renée Galloway, Supplier Diversity Administrator, (412) 624-5261 or rgalloway@cfo.pitt.edu.

Program Overview 

The objectives of the University’s Supplier Diversity Programs are:

  • To increase the level of goods and services provided by diverse suppliers to the University of Pittsburgh.
  • To increase the availability of meaningful business opportunities afforded diverse suppliers businesses.

Supplier Certification

To ensure that the University is dealing with approved certified diverse suppliers of goods and services, and to give equal opportunity to all qualified diverse suppliers in pursuit of University business, the University allows those enterprises which are not “certified” a ninety (90) day grace period to apply for certification from any of the certifying organizations and a one hundred eighty (180) day period for obtaining certification. If the enterprise is not certified after six (6) months of a University business relationship, the University may cease providing preferences for that enterprise until certification is granted.