Supplier Diversity

As pertaining to all resources within the Mercy Health ministry, we treat our responsibility for them as sacred, and endeavor to honor God through faithful stewardship.

In this, Mercy Health is committed to principles of inclusion and equal opportunity. Mercy Health applies these principles to its purchasing activity by encouraging the participation of all vendors that meet or exceed the performance standards established by Mercy Health's Supply Chain Management.

We believe that ensuring our supplier base includes Minorities, Women, Veterans and businesses owned by people with disabilities is a sound business practice. This contributes to lowering our operational costs, encourages innovation, creates competition and supports the overall health of the greater business community within the markets we serve.

Mercy Health focuses this effort through Supply Chain Management. We actively identify, solicit and contract with all businesses that meet our performance requirements related to cost, quality and timeliness. Concurrently, we expect those with whom we engage in commerce to share similar commitments to principles of inclusion and equal opportunity.

Supplier Diversity Guidelines

To be considered as a vendor and/or supplier for participation in Mercy Health's Supplier Diversity procurement process, your company must be certified as a minority-, woman-, disabled-owned, or small business enterprise. Mercy Health accepts business certification from:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) --
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) --
  • City, State and Federal agencies

If you are interested in getting your business certified, or would like more information about certification, please contact one of the above agencies.