Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Diverse Suppliers typically encounter barriers that challenge their startup and sustainability efforts, such as access to capital and networking opportunities, and effective supplier diversity strategies can alleviate these pain points.

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

Helpful Resources
HMS Top 100 Diverse Vendors 2023
Diverse Supplier Identifier
TealBook – The University purchased a license to a tool that can help the Harvard community to search for small and diverse businesses for the purchasing of goods and services. Click the Tealbook link or go to B2P and look for the link under “Quick Links” on the B2P homepage to search and filter. People can only access by using their Harvard Key. For all Tealbook questions, please contact the Office for Economic Inclusion & Diversity at
Tealbook tools, training, and resources

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

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Supplier Diversity graphic - Supplier Development, D & I Strategy, Customer Expectations, Foster Innovation, and Positive Economic Impact.
The Importance of Supplier Diversity
Harvard Medical School Diverse Supplier Spend Data by Fiscal Year
HMS Diverse Supplier Spend Data FY 21 to FY 23