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Supplier Diversity

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Faculty/Staff Responsibilities

The Purchasing department encourages all Rensselaer faculty and staff to support the Institute’s commitment to supplier diversity by using small, diverse and local community businesses whenever possible. All things being equal, the diversity supplier should be selected.

We have established the following guidelines to assist the faculty and staff in promoting a successful Supplier Diversity Program. Faculty and staff have the responsibility to:

  • participate in the Supplier Diversity training available to all faculty and staff via Traincaster 
  • make a concerted effort to use diversity suppliers whether purchasing by online requisition or P-Card, and
  • the research community should proactively seek opportunities to use diversity suppliers when fulfilling material/service needs.

Direct all inquiries and questions regarding opportunities for diversity suppliers to Ann Crislip, Small Business Liaison Officer.

The following resources are available to faculty and staff:

General Purchasing Resources
Supplier Diversity Resources


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