Procurement and Participation

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Procurement and Participation

Focus Areas

  • The development of new policies and practices to reduce barriers to certification, bidding, and contracting.
  • The creation of a culture of transparency and accountability where supplier diversity is a priority for all leaders and is better embedded in an organization’s business strategy.
  • Connecting BBE owners with networks, support, and resources that may be unknown or underutilized through proactive identification, targeted engagement, and delivering more practical and relevant content.

Procurement Roundtable

Fortunately, the P&P Task force has already begun to take action. In August, the task force launched the BEI Procurement Roundtable led through a partnership between the Indy Chamber and Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council to guide companies in creating a supplier diversity program that best meets its needs by focusing on a minimum of eight key best practices. Support for members includes:

  • Quarterly opportunities to share best practices and learn from leading organizations in supplier diversity.
  • Access to resources to identify local, diverse suppliers with the capabilities to meet their business’s needs.
  • Facilitation of their investment to help local, Black-owned businesses and businesses owned by other people of color grow and scale.

Mid-States MSDC’s certification through the National Minority Supplier Development Council is known as the gold standard in MBE certification, nationally. Through this partnership, the BEI Procurement Roundtable hopes to help Black business enterprises connect with corporations and anchor institutions and ultimately, to drive MBE certifications that result in contracting opportunities.

 

 

Central Indiana companies and anchor institutions interested in exploring the Procurement Roundtable can view past meetings.

To register for the next Procurement Roundtable meeting, or for additional information, please email Stacia Murphy, Director of Equity, Outreach, and Strategic Partnerships with the Indy Chamber.

BEI Procurement Roundtable

Chair(s)

John

Thompson

Thompson Distribution

Ilya

Yuffa

Eli Lilly and Company

Participating Businesses

We appreciate all of our BEI partners. Companies marked with the key have taken the Procurement Roundtable pledge.

16 Tech

3M

AES Indiana

Bose Public Affairs Group

Browning

Center for Leadership Excellence

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Citizens Energy Group

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis

Cummins

DTM Real Estate

Elevance Health

Engaging Solutions

Entergy

Eskenazi Health

Eyemail

First Electric Supply

Gleaners Food Bank

Health & Hospital Corporation

Hirons

IDOA Division of Supplier Diversity

Indiana University

Indiana University Health

Indianapolis Public Library

Indianapolis Recorder

Indy Black Chamber

Indy Chamber

IndyGo

Innopower

Ivy Tech

JP Morgan Chase

JQOL

KHEPRW

Lilly

Martin University

MHS

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

Minnis Consults

Newfields

Nubian Construction Group

Old National Bank

Pacers Sports and Entertainment

PNC

Purdue University

RCR Technology

Republic Airways

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

Salesforce

Telamon

The Darden Group

Thompson Distribution

Venture Transport

WLS

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