Working with diverse suppliers is nothing new for Provista. The leading non-acute GPO has a history of outreach to supply companies owned by people with diverse backgrounds.
PROMOTING DIVERSE BUSINESSES ENABLES GREATER SUPPLIER CHOICE
The Provista Supplier Diversity Program supports the development of businesses that meet high standards and are owned by minorities; women; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT); and veterans. Provista also strives to work with suppliers who proactively seek strategic partnerships with diverse companies.
The program is part of a commitment by Provista and its members to foster economic development through greater supplier choice. Members look to Provista to offer contracts with high-performing, price-competitive suppliers as well as those providing expertise and comprehensive data reporting capabilities to help them reach their diversity goals.
Provista’s supplier diversity team works closely with staff, members, suppliers, and certification and advocacy organizations to support members in achieving their supply chain diversity goals. Likewise, Provista works closely with several organizations that support certified minority, woman, LGBT, disability and veteran owned businesses.
In addition, Provista helped organize a member-led supplier diversity advisory council that meets monthly to guide the company’s overall supplier diversity strategic direction and address industry-wide opportunities with members and partners. These efforts support long-term viability for diverse suppliers and local economic development.
DIVERSITY PROGRAM EMPOWERS MEMBERS AND SUPPLIERS
Provista offers contracts with certified diversity suppliers. The GPO’s industry-leading portfolio gives members a choice in products and services while driving competition across price, quality, innovation and service. Members benefit from a supply chain that reflects the diversity of their own workforce, patients and customers.
By leveraging Provista’s data and analytic support, members also gain access to both Tier 1 and Tier 2 diversity spend data. This helps members connect with national, local and community-based diverse suppliers. For members looking to create or enhance their own supplier diversity program, Provista’s expert consultants can help develop and implement a customized, long-term strategy. The strategy includes spend analysis, goal setting, developing best sourcing practices and building solutions to meet other organizational needs.
The diversity program helps suppliers, too, by giving them increased visibility, credibility and business opportunities with more than 280,000 Provista members in non-acute healthcare, hospitality, and other businesses. Accessing a large and diverse customer base is important for certified diverse suppliers looking to expand their business.