Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. It emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain that works to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for local state and government institutions such as the University of Washington Bothell.
Following are a few tools to assist potential suppliers to the university.
The University of Washington works very closely with the Washington State Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE). We encourage our small, local, and diverse suppliers to participate in OMWBE's Get Certified program to learn about the many resources they provide.
UW Bothell has a decentralized procurement model for smaller purchases and contracts, many of our buying and contracting decisions are made by a host of different schools, departments, and offices. Establishing business relationships with these decision makers is an important step for marketing your business. To connect with a department today, click "here".
The Procurement Services office works with individual university departments and programs to procure a wide range of goods and services, including techonology equipment, scientific equipment, lab services, furniture, vehicles, industrial equipment, janitorial supplies, food, medical equipment and services, office products, catering services, and consultant contracts. Click for more information about Goods & Services Information.