Duke’s Supplier Diversity Program creates 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. Procurement and Supply Chain Management actively pursues 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. An emphasis on supplier diversity adds cultural, operational, and economic value to Duke. By drawing on a broad pool of suppliers, the Duke community:
Builds relationships with historically underutilized business sectors
Encourages effective, competitive bidding
Supports 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.
2015: CVMSDC – MBEIC Impact Award 2013: Carolinas Virginia Supplier Development Council – Mary Crawford
Non-Profit Impact Award 2011: CMSDC – Corporation of the Year – Public Sector 2009: Progress Energy Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Supplier Diversity
via Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 2008: Durham Chamber – Circle of Influence Award – Large Business Category 2008: Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) – Public Sector Entity of