At Jefferson we are committed to fostering a diverse supplier base and welcoming all potential suppliers who can fulfill our requirements on a competitive basis to see if they qualify to be part of Supplier Diversity, our supplier diversity program.
Supplier Diversity is where we offer potential diverse suppliers the opportunity to present their business virtually and we answer initial questions from prospective diverse businesses. Jefferson’s Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority, women, veteran, persons with disabilities, and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities at Jefferson. It is important to understand that participation in the presentation process does not guarantee a contract award.
Supplier Diversity Policy
The purpose of the Enterprise Supplier Diversity policy is to uniformly develop and maintain an equitable and competitive business environment that engenders innovative solutions providing equal opportunity to all business enterprises to participate in all aspects of the contracting and purchasing programs without regard to race, creed, age, sex, national origin, ethnic identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected basis for Thomas Jefferson University and its controlled affiliates (“Jefferson”).