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Supplier Diversity Program

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering a diverse supplier base. The Supplier Diversity Program or Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE), is designed to ensure that businesses of diverse backgrounds and ownership have the opportunity to become valued suppliers as a means of improving the general economic well-being of the community and functioning of our local and national economies.

Contact Information

For information regarding the University of Pittsburgh's Supplier Diversity Program/DBE, contact Renée Galloway, Supplier Diversity Administrator, (412) 624-5261 or rgalloway@cfo.pitt.edu.

DBE Supplier Listing - Contracted and NonContracted

View the directory of contracted DBE suppliers (filter by "DBE").
View the directory of non-contracted DBE suppliers.

Program Overview  

The objectives of the University's Supplier Diversity Programs are:

  • To increase the level of goods and services provided by diverse suppliers to the University of Pittsburgh.
  • To increase the availability of meaningful business opportunities afforded diverse suppliers businesses.

Supplier Certification

To ensure that the University is dealing with approved certified diverse suppliers of goods and services, and to give equal opportunity to all qualified diverse suppliers in pursuit of University business, the University allows those enterprises which are not "certified" a ninety (90) day grace period to apply for certification from any of the certifying organizations and a one hundred eighty (180) day period for obtaining certification. If the enterprise is not certified after six (6) months of a University business relationship, the University may cease providing preferences for that enterprise until certification is granted.

See Obtaining certification acrobat for further details.

Definition of Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE)

A "Diversity Business Enterprise" is a business owned/operated by a minority that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) unconditionally owned by one or more minority individuals or women who are both socially and economically diverse, or a publicly owned business that has at least fifty-one percent (51%) of its stock unconditionally owned by one or more such individuals and that has its management and daily business controlled by one or more such individuals. Individuals who certify that they are a member of named groups, i.e. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives (Eskimos and Aleuts) and Asian and Pacific Island Americans are to be considered socially and economically diverse.

Definition of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A "Minority Business Enterprise" is intended to mean a business concern owned by one or more minority individuals that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) unconditionally owned by one or more minority individuals, or a publicly owned business that has at least fifty-one percent (51%) of its stock unconditionally owned by one or more such individuals and that has its management and daily business controlled by one or more such individuals. Individuals who certify that they are a member of named groups, i.e. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives (Eskimos and Aleuts) and Asian and Pacific Island Americans are to be considered socially and economically disadvantaged.

Definition of Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

A "Women-Owned Business Enterprise" is intended to mean a business concern owned by one or more women that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) unconditionally owned by one or more women, or a publicly owned business that has at least fifty-one percent (51%) of its stock unconditionally owned by one or more such individuals and that has its management and daily business controlled by one or more such individuals.

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