Auburn University supports opportunities for companies that are owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. These businesses can supply AU with professional services, construction, goods and other services. In an effort to include the most competitive, innovative, and talented vendors, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is working with Procurement and Payment Services to promote awareness of the importance of Supplier Diversity. Providing equal opportunity to a diverse pool of vendors is a positive step in Auburn University's mission of Outreach. Supplier Diversity exists to serve the unique business needs of small, diverse, and local businesses in the Alabama area. It provides support to these groups by:
- Creating opportunities for Small Businesses and Business Enterprises that result in meaningful economic impact for Auburn University and the City of Auburn.
- Developing partnerships between Small Businesses/Business Enterprises and Auburn University departments that result in lasting relationships.
- Increasing diversification of the University's procurement vendor base through increased opportunities for Small Businesses and Business Enterprises.
Preferred Providers Promote DiversityIn addition to the purchase total above, when your department purchases equipment and supplies from our preferred vendors, you are promoting supplier diversity. Auburn partners with our preferred providers to promote businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and/or people with disabilities. Each vendor provides a quarterly update:
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