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Diversity at Florida Blue is not just about our employees. We work to maintain a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our market because we believe that a strong supplier diversity program is a key element to a successful diversity program. At Florida Blue, we support organizations and programs that certify, train and develop diverse suppliers. We know that our diversity efforts have a positive economic impact on the communities where we do business and our goal is to partner with companies that can provide innovation and competitive solutions to our supply chain.
Our Program Benefits
Our supplier diversity program provides numerous benefits. Florida Blue provides numerous opportunities for business owners to participate in supplier-diversity mentoring and networking events. We also sponsor a supplier diversity conference which is a valuable opportunity to learn how to do business with Florida Blue and receive information about upcoming bid opportunities.
In addition, our supplier diversity program is bolstered by our involvement with the National Minority Supplier Development Council and numerous other advocacy organizations that support the growth and development of small, minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses.
Our company has a robust strategic sourcing process. We maintain a short list of preferred suppliers and have long-term contracts in place with our significant suppliers. Opportunities to add new suppliers occur occasionally as our business needs change.
The first step to working with our company is to make sure you understand our requirements.
Our suppliers must be certified via a third-party agency that has reviewed the ownership and management status of the business and certified it a minority, woman, disabled, veteran or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender-owned business as defined below:
A for-profit enterprise which is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by U.S. citizens who belong to one of the following minority groups:
- African American
- Native American
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender
We welcome businesses who will add value to our sourcing and procurement processes and who will also competitively fulfill our needs to partner with us.
If you meet our potential supplier criteria, please visit our Potential Supplier Registration page.
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