Supplier Diversity Program

Our supplier diversity program promotes business opportunities for diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, woman-owned, historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), service-disabled veteran-owned, disabled owned, veteran-owned, LGBT, small businesses and other disadvantaged business enterprises in the various communities we serve. Our procurement team works with internal business partners to expand our diverse supplier pool and build partnerships in our communities.

The supplier diversity program is an important part of our procurement efforts. This program helps us to: 

  • Match qualified diverse suppliers with the needs of our internal business partners
  • Build long-term business relationships with individuals that are reflective of our communities
  • Create business opportunities for diverse suppliers
  • Become more competitive in a diverse marketplace

We are dedicated to fair and open competition in procurement. As part of our process, the procurement team provides our internal business partners with a list of qualified diverse suppliers to consider.

Business opportunities

  • Disabled-owned businesses
  • HUBZone businesses
  • Minority-owned businesses
  • LGBT
  • Small business enterprises
  • PA Small Diverse and Small Businesses
  • Service disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Women-owned businesses

To register with us as a diverse supplier, visit

Diverse supplier certification

U.S. Small Business Administration

To register, visit

409 Third St., SW
Washington, DC 20416 

1(800) 827-5722

PA Department of General Services, Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities

For verification, visit

Room 611, North Office Bldg.
401 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0500

(877) 435-7363 (option 1)

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

 729 15th Street, N.W.
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 234-9181

National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

1359 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

(212) 944-2430
Fax: (212) 719-9611

Women's Business Enterprise National Council 

1120 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 872-5515
Fax: (202) 872-5505

Disability: IN

3000 Potomac Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

1 (800) 706-2710

VA Verification Program

810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420

1 (800) 949-8387

Products and services

We have partnership opportunities for diverse suppliers in the following areas, including, but not limited to: 

  • Building and construction
  • Computer hardware & peripherals
  • Computer software
  • Office supplies
  • Printing services
  • Professional services
  • Promotional products
  • Temporary staffing

Diverse supplier engagement

We routinely engage in outreach activities and events. We are interested in learning about your capabilities and experience related to the goods and services your company would like us to purchase. Contact us if you are interested in meeting to discuss your goods and services. Meetings are 30 minutes and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Second tier diverse spend

Our supplier diversity program also encourages its suppliers (first tier) to use diverse suppliers (second tier). First tier contracts are between our company and the supplier. Second tier contracts are between the first tier supplier and its subcontractor(s). It is the first tier supplier's obligation to determine if its subcontractors are diverse suppliers and to use diverse suppliers whenever possible. Subject to the specific contract, first tier suppliers are often required to submit a quarterly second tier diverse spend report utilizing AHN’s Tier 2 electronic portal provided through CVM.

Contact with any questions about our supplier diversity program.