Supporting Local Minority-Owned Businesses Through Supplier Diversity
University Hospitals is firmly committed to supporting minority; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and local business enterprises, contracting with firms that share the same commitment and provide the best quality, value-added products and services at the most competitive cost.
We promote the participation of minority- and women-owned business enterprises as both Tier 1 (prime) and Tier 2 (sub-contractor and/or supplier vendor) vendors. Our suppliers make every effort to reach the diversity expectations of 15 percent minority business enterprise (MBE) utilization, 5 percent woman business enterprise (WBE) utilization and 20 percent local utilization with Tier 2 vendors where available and practical.
UH is a supporter of Plexus, the chamber of commerce for the LGBT communities and allies serving northeast Ohio. UH vendors include those certified by Plexus.
By supporting area minority- and female-owned contractors, University Hospitals has built a diverse supply chain that, in turn, has added badly needed jobs to the northeast Ohio region. We have invested in training a diverse workforce for tomorrow through high school and apprenticeship programs.