TBR Commitment to Diversity

TBR Supplier Diversity Program

The Tennessee Board of Regents Supplier Diversity Program seeks to build business relationships between qualified minority-owned, woman-owned, and veteran-owned business enterprises and the Tennessee Board of Regents and its Institutions.
 

Commitment to Diversity

We educate and encourage small and diverse suppliers to compete for TBR and its Institution’s business opportunities. More specifically, Procurement Services:

  • Serves as a link between minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and/or small business enterprises and the Rutgers University community
  • Recruits qualified minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and/or small business enterprises
  • Educates minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and/or small business enterprises about TBRs procurement processes
  • Encourages diverse suppliers to become certified with the Governor’s Office of Diverse Business Enterprise (GoDBE)
  • Advocates for the inclusion of qualified minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and/or small business enterprises in the purchasing activities of the University
  • Fosters alliances and partnerships between diverse suppliers and larger suppliers

 

RECOGNIZED CERTIFYING AGENCIES

To do business with Rutgers as a minority-owned, women-owned or veteran-owned enterprise, the business should be certified by one of the following agencies:

Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (GoDBE)

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Small Business Administration (SBA) (Woman-owned business)

Small Business Administration (SBA) (Minority-owned business)

HOW TO REGISTER TO DO BUSINESS

If your company can provide a product or service that fits TBR and its Institution’s needs and you are interested in pursuing opportunities with the University, we encourage you to:

See How to Do Business with TBR for more information.


 

 

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