Supplier Diversity Program

 

JPS is committed to providing Minority, Women and Veteran Enterprises an equal opportunity to compete for and earn contracts for the goods and services we purchase. JPS recognizes that a diverse supplier base promotes competition, builds strong communities, drives creativity and creates opportunities.

Our Supplier Diversity Program will:

  • Reinforce the District’s Commitment to Business Development/Supplier Diversity spend
  • Recognized and help build stronger business relationships that help contribute to the local economy
  • Foster and nurture business relationships
  • Proactively seek to procure products and services from Minority/Women/Veteran owned business enterprises
  • Increase our overall supplier base with whom we do business

 

Our program will assist Minority, Women, Veteran Business Enterprises (MWVBEs) with bid and contract opportunities through a combination of:

  • Training and education – offering training and support for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses on how to do business with JPS
  • Certification - verifying that businesses meet the criteria of ownership to qualify as a minority/women/veteran-owned business enterprises
  • Outreach - seeking diverse suppliers through active involvement with minority development organizations and participation in various trade show events