Purdue's Supplier Diversity Program

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) is responsible for cultivating the use of diverse suppliers in the University’s supply chain. The department works closely with Capital Program Management and Procurement Services to seek out and encourage the utilization of small and diverse businesses in its solicitations. Additionally, OSD facilitates outreach and networking while providing educational resources for the supplier community and organizations within the University. The following action words are part of the department's business planning process:

  • Advocate: Promote and strengthen the campus-wide understanding on the value of supplier diversity in the supply chain
  • Identify:  Recognize diverse suppliers that have the viability,  business practices and capacity to support University business
  • Cultivate: Assist diverse suppliers to expand their knowledge of the University, provide them with unique training, and build strong relationships to improve business practices
  • Connect: Introduce and facilitate mutually beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers and University business partners  

Minority-, women-, or veteran-owned businesses interested in learning how to do business with Purdue University and navigating the website to find business opportunities should email supplierdiversity@purdue.edu.

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