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Supplier Diversity

Illinois 

UIUC
 
UIS

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Mission

The University of Illinois Supplier Diversity program is conducted under the direction of the Office of Procurement Diversity.

The mission of Supplier Diversity is to expand procurement opportunities to businesses that have been historically underrepresented in the procurement process by increasing utilization of businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities to twenty (20) percent of allowable University expenditures. The University will accomplish this mission by providing the necessary resources, outreach activities, procurement system support and engagement with faculty, staff, administration, and national and local business support and advocacy organizations to foster a quality, inclusive procurement supply chain for the university, and thereby strengthen the diversity of the University of Illinois community.

Guiding Principles

The University of Illinois Supplier Diversity Program will make the following principles the hallmark of all our work: Quality, Integrity, Transparency, Inclusivity, Innovation, and Cost Effectiveness.

Vision

The vision of the University of Illinois Supplier Diversity Program is to be recognized as the leading supplier diversity program in higher education.

Goals

The Supplier Diversity Program goals are to:

  • Encourage campus departments to work with certified diverse vendors
  • Provide business opportunities for community-based diverse businesses
  • Exceed State of Illinois goals for expenditures with certified diverse firms

Contact

For more information contact the Office of Procurement Diversity.

Last Updated: October 1, 2014

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