Doing business with a large institution like Penn can be complex. On its website, Penn Procurement Services offers helpful information and resources for diverse suppliers interested in growing business with the University:
Becoming a Diversity Supplier at Penn
Procurement Services is committed to providing local and diverse companies opportunities to compete for business, and manages the approved suppliers database at Penn. Click here to review information on becoming an approved supplier.
Monthly Open Houses for New Diverse Suppliers
Penn Procurement Services conducts virtual open houses each month for newly onboarded diverse suppliers on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Contact email@example.com to register.
Complete this intake form to connect directly to the expert assistance in Procurement Services.
Support from the organizations that make up Penn’s Economic Inclusion Network strengthen and expand the University’s Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program and engaging with faculty and students fosters innovative approaches to advance diversity impact. The following organizations are a part of this important network:
African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE
Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
City of Philadelphia – Office of Economic Opportunity
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises
The Enterprise Center - Minority Business Development Agency
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Independence Business Alliance – LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Netter Center for Community Partnerships (University of Pennsylvania)
Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs (University of Pennsylvania)
Office of Government & Community Affairs (University of Pennsylvania)
West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
Penn Procurement Services Strategic Sourcing Team
Penn Procurement Services is the University’s central team that oversees and supports University buying. Its priorities align directly with Penn Compact 2022, including its intentional efforts to drive innovation and impact in the area of supplier diversity and inclusion. Contact us here.