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) and LGBTQ+ 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 more than 4,350 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 300,000 other providers and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premier University is an instructional program aimed at increasing opportunities for diverse and small suppliers, in particular, to do business with Premier members. It is designed to educate prospective and new suppliers about the GPO industry. Experienced staffing resources provide suppliers with coaching and mentoring to help them build their capacity across the Premier membership.
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 commitment to our suppliers seriously and need your help to ensure that our members are purchasing the best products on the market. We also want to provide you with fair and continuing opportunities to win our business in the same way that 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. Contracted suppliers may click here for application and deadline information for Premier’s Supplier Diversity Award.