Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program

Supplier Resources

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 to register.


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 Economy League

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)

University City District

West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative


Penn Procurement Services Strategic Sourcing Team

Penn Purchasing 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.