Supplier Diversity Program

At Colorado State University, the Supplier Diversity program supports the university’s goals for promoting diversity and socially responsible purchasing. The goal of the CSU Supplier Diversity Program is to provide a resource that will assist the University community in locating and establishing relationships with small and disadvantage businesses and to assure compliance with applicable federal regulations.

Program Objectives

  • Promote commitment, throughout the University, to maintain competitive procurement processes which include all segments of the business community and incorporate socially responsible and sustainable purchasing practices.
  • Enhance our supplier population to secure better prices and higher quality products and services through increased competition.
  • Develop and maintain a supplier population which is representative of the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the community we serve.
  • Reflect our commitment as an economic partner in the communities in which we conduct business.
  • Provide the University staff who is involved in the acquisition of materials and services adequate tools and training to locate and utilize vendors who meet their spending requirements.

Resources

New Vendor Self Certification Webinar

SBSP Development Process

SBSP Outline Worksheet

SBSP FAQ

Supplier Diversity Database