Business Diversity Program (BDP)

  • 8th Annual UW Supplier Fair Exceeds Expectations

    The 8th Annual UW Supplier Fair was held on March 12th, 2014 with more suppliers and attendees than ever before. The fair showcased 83 suppliers in eProcurement, suppliers with a UW contract, as well as small, local, minority and women owned businesses. Read more...

  • 2014 Regional Contracting Forum

    Our Business Diversity Program staff attended the 2014 Regional Contracting Forum. Click here to see photos.

  • Meet Our Team

    Greetings from our Business Diversity Team! From left to right: Ruth Johnston, Angela Battle, Tina Moore, and Katherine Wu. Click here to contact us.

The UW Business Diversity Program was formally established in 2008 to improve opportunities for small, local, and diverse businesses. The Business Diversity Program connects companies owned by minorities, women, veterans, as well as businesses located in historically underutilized business regions and small disadvantaged businesses with procurement opportunities at the University.

The University is committed to enhancing the diversity of businesses competing for work with the UW, improving competition and positioning its procurement and contracting strategies align with and better utilize the increasing diversity of businesses in the state and the nation. The BDP focuses on developing internal awareness regarding small, local and diverse suppliers, building capacity among the small, local and diverse community and creating opportunities for these suppliers to have success at the University. Learn more...