Business Diversity Program (BDP)

  • UW Business Diversity Program wins 2014 Public Agency of the Year Award

    Friday, March 13, 2015, the University of Washington's Business Diversity Program and its partners won the 2014 Public Agency of the Year award from the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council. The award recognizes the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises. Read more...

  • A Rousingly Successful Supplier Fair

    Procurement Services and the Business Diversity Program would like to thank all of you who had the opportunity to attend the 9th Annual Supplier Fair on February 25th.We set an all-time record for attendance at close to 350 UW attendees. Read more...

  • 2015 Regional Contracting Forum

    Our Business Diversity Program staff attended the 2015 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...