At University of Michigan Health-West, we are committed to building a diverse supply base for supporting our mission and achieving organizational goals. We provide meaningful opportunities for diverse vendors to compete for our business by offering their value-added products and services. UM Health-West’s sourcing departments are encouraged to identify and include diverse suppliers and service providers to compete for business and from whom to obtain goods and services whenever possible. We believe working with diverse businesses builds mutually beneficial partnerships, strengthens sustainability efforts, drives quality and healthy competition, and ensures suppliers reflect our community’s composition.
To do business with UM Health-West, we require all businesses to register using our online Vendor and Supplier Information Form, which includes a Supplier Diversity Section. We will review your registration and contact you in 5-7 business days for any needed additional information. If your registration is approved, you will have access to the Metro Health Vendor Self-Service Portal where you can learn of requests for proposals and quotes. When working with Metro Health, we encourage all contractors to use diverse suppliers and require them to report to us their amount of spend with diverse suppliers. Preference will be given to vendors and suppliers that have a written and demonstrated DEI commitment.
To qualify as a diverse supplier, the business must be 51% or more owned, controlled, and operated by:
- Ethnic/Racial minorities
- LGBTQ+ individuals
- Persons with disabilities
- Person who are socially and economically disadvantaged
- U.S. Military Veterans
Vendor and supplier registration do not guarantee business with University of Michigan Health-West, nor does it confer on your company the status of a University of Michigan Health-West vendor. The actual contract awards are a competitive process and will be subject to separate terms and conditions to be negotiated based upon the transaction(s) and the needs of the department making the purchase.
Businesses that submit a registration form will be asked for references and certifications, if applicable. Upon confirmation of information, vendors and suppliers will be considered for opportunities with University of Michigan Health-West.
For more information on our supplier diversity program, please email email@example.com.