Supplier Diversity

Duke’s Supplier Diversity Program helps to create diverse supplier relationships while fostering the growth and development of small, local, women and minority-owned firms. 

Duke University and Health System strives to reflect and embrace the diversity of our community. Because our patterns of resource use must reflect this pursuit, Procurement and Supply Chain Management will actively pursue a diverse supplier base.

A high quality of life is attendant upon education and healthcare, two concerns at the core of the Duke mission. Recognizing that historical inequity has resulted in systemic barriers to a high quality of life, we have a responsibility to address these barriers and their perpetuation.
We meet this responsibility by taking an enterprising role in order to afford . potential vendors equal opportunity. Working toward supplier diversity adds cultural, operational, and economic value to Duke. By drawing on a broad pool of suppliers, Duke purchasers:
  1. Build relationships with historically underutilized business sectors
  2. Encourage effective, competitive bidding
  3. Support our local economy

As a major force in our intertwined community and economy, we are proud to approach both with an inclusive gaze and collaborative spirit.


Contact Information

Andrea Horn
Supplier Diversity Coordinator
Phone: (919) 613-8353
Fax: (919) 681-6460
SupplierDiversity at

Box 90172
Durham, NC 27708