Supplier Diversity Program

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  • Program Qualifications

    University of Mississippi Medical Center requires minority-owned, women-owned, and small businesses to be certified as such, unless not required by the Small Business Administration for government contracts. The business has to have at least 51 percent ownership by a diverse individual, which means at least 51 percent is owned, controlled, and managed by one or more such individuals. In the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51 percent of the stock must be owned, controlled, and managed by one or more such diverse individuals. Further, those diversified group members must control the management and daily operations.

    Supplier Participation Classifications:

    • Minority-Owned Business
      • Asian-Indian
      • Asian-Pacific
      • Black
      • Hispanic
      • Native Amerian
    • Women-Owned Business
    • Small Business
    • HUB-Zone Small Business
    • Veteran-Owned Small Business
    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
    • Historically Black Colleges and University and Minority Institutions