Supplier diversity
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We realize that minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses are not always given the opportunity to compete for our business in the same ways as their larger and widely known competitors can.

Our supplier diversity program provides minority, women and small veteran (veteran, disabled veteran, service-disabled veteran) business enterprises (MWVBEs) the opportunity to partner with us to support our efforts to continually lead the way in healthcare innovation.

With approximately 390 diverse contracts with small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration, you play a critical role in meeting the needs of our membership.

What are the benefits?

  • Access to approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations
  • Tools and resources to assist you with contract sales and building long-term relationships
  • Contracts featured in our online catalog, Supply Chain Advisor®
  • Opportunity to win the Premier Supplier Diversity Award which honors those who have made contributions to their local community

Sourcing Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers

Sourcing Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers (SEEDS), included in the supplier diversity program, provides the resources and tools to help you gain contract sales with members and build long term relationships. SEEDS includes coaching, mentoring, business educational tools and a stair-stepped approach to contract. We’ll also help you learn how to work with our members and distributors to achieve local, regional and national distribution capabilities.

For more information on the SEEDS program, email us at

So how do you join our Supplier Diversity program?

It’s simple. We’ve created an easy, step-by-step guide to help you begin your contracting process with us.

We take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously and need your help to ensure that our members are purchasing the best products on the market. We want to make sure that you have fair and constant opportunities to win our business in the same ways that your larger and more widely known competitors do.

Premier’s Supplier Diversity Award

Each year at the annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of member and supplier organizations for their efforts to improve community health. Click here for application and deadline information for Premier’s Supplier Diversity Award.

Supplier diversity resources

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