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
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.
The vision of the University of Illinois Supplier Diversity Program
is to be recognized as the leading supplier diversity program in higher
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
For more information contact the Office of Procurement Diversity.
Last Updated: October 1, 2014