UPMC Supplier Diversity Program

UPMC’s Supplier Diversity Program, which began in 1989, and reengineered in 2006, is designed to provide minority, woman-owned, and disadvantaged businesses (MWDBE) equal access to procurement opportunities. The program ensures that certified MWDBEs are provided the maximum opportunity to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services to UPMC.

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Our Approach:

  • Supplier Diversity is an integral part of the UPMC Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy
  • UPMC actively recruits MWDBEs to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program.
  • UPMC seeks to enter into first and second tier business relationships with MWDBE suppliers who provide quality, cost-competitive products and services to UPMC.
  • A primary focus of the program is to grow the capacity of MWDBE suppliers.
  • The program’s Minority Business Development Initiative provides education, training, mentoring, and networking opportunities to MWDBE members.
  • MWDBEs interested in the program are required to register via the Supplier Registration Form

To participate in the program, a business must be a verified self-certified or certified as a minority, woman-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprise (MWDBE). A MWDBE is defined as a business that is owned, controlled, and operated by a minority, woman, or disadvantaged group member. In order to be certified, a business must do the following:

  • Must maintain 51% ownership and maintain daily control of their business
  • Must be located in the U.S. or its territories
  • Owner must be a U.S. citizen