Supplier Diversity

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:
  1. Builds relationships with historically underutilized business sectors
  2. Encourages effective, competitive bidding
  3. 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.

Program Recognition

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
             the Year

Contact Information

Box 90172
Durham, NC 27708