Supplier Diversity

University of Minnesota Targeted Business Program

Supplier Diversity

The Office for Supplier Diversity (OSD) supports businesses owned and operated by people of color, women, and/or persons with a disability (WMDBEs) through its Targeted Business (TGB) Program.

The Office for Supplier Diversity works with businesses owned by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, and with other underserved businesses, to facilitate their integration into the University supply chain. By providing support to underserved local businesses and connecting them with University purchasers, The Office for Supplier Diversity leverages the University’s resources to build powerful economic partnerships in our communities.

The University is committed to using its purchasing power to enhance employment and business opportunities for WMDBEs throughout the state. Through proactive outreach, strategic partnerships, and robust program data analysis and reporting, the Office for Supplier Diversity seeks to fulfill the mission of the TGB program and support the University’s diversity goals.