Vendor Diversity Initiative 

Our Vendor Diversity Initiative was established to develop procurement opportunities at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) for small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses.  It is the goal of UMMS to provide all businesses with the maximum number of feasible opportunities to participate in procurement.  UMMS is  committed to developing and sustaining relationships with a diverse group of suppliers, essential for fostering healthy competition, which, in turn, enables our Purchasing Agents to obtain the very best goods and services for the University.  We hope you will partner with us as we work to establish lasting partnerships with small and minority-owned businesses. 

We invite you to browse our site and discover the benefits  of the Supplier Diversity Program's success! 

If you are a certified small business, small disadvantaged business, minority-owned small business, women-owned small business, hubzone small business, veteran-owned small business and service-disabled veteran-owned small business, we would like to capture that information in our vendor database as well as publicize that information to our end-user community. Please provide a W-9 and fill out the attached vendor form. If applicable include a copy of your certificate from National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), one the state affiliates,  State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOWMBA), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (MBENC) or Small Business Administration (SBA).