About Seattle Children’s

Supplier Diversity Program

Seattle Children’s is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and providing equal opportunity to all qualified diverse suppliers.

The Supplier Diversity Program at Seattle Children’s strives to create family-supporting local jobs and build community wealth in diverse communities by using purchasing practices that support diverse businesses and suppliers. These practices support the community we serve, including our patients and their families. Email us at supplierdiversity@seattlechildrens.org to learn more.

Which businesses qualify as diverse suppliers?

Diverse suppliers are at least 51% owned and operated by:

  • Minorities
  • Women
  • Veterans/service-disabled veterans
  • LGBTQ+ individuals

Additional business classification for small business subcontracting program:

  • HUBZone Small Certified
    • A business operating in a designated historically underutilized business zone, and certified by the SBA.

Seattle Children’s encourages minority- and women-owned and small businesses to pursue certification or registration opportunities through:

Minority-owned businesses

Women-owned businesses

Veteran-owned/service-disabled veteran-owned businesses

Disabled-owned businesses

LGBTQ+-owned businesses

Small businesses, small disadvantaged business, HUBZone businesses

For More Information

Contact the Supplier Diversity Program:

    Resources

    Local

    Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

    • Phone: 360-464-6041
    • Email: info@washingtonptac.org
    • Washington PTAC guides companies through the entire process of applying for and fulfilling government contracts, from helping you determine what kind of products and services government needs, to registration, bidding and more. Their services include: Interpretations of Solicitations, Registrations and Certifications, Training and Seminars, Specifications, Standards and Drawings, Marketing Assistance, Post Award Assistance and Computerized Bid Match Services.

    Business Impact Northwest

    • Phone: 206-324-4330
    • Email: info@businessimpactnw.org
    • Business Impact Northwest provides coaching, classes, and access to capital to community small businesses, with an emphasis on working with traditionally underserved populations – entrepreneurial low/moderate income earners, women, BIPOC, veterans, immigrants or members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Small Business Development Center

    • Phone: 833-492-7232
    • Email: washington@wsbdc.org
    • Washington SBDC advisors provide one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development and are often co-located with economic development specialists in community colleges, economic development agencies or government agencies. Other services of the Washington SBDC include no-cost or low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics and customized market research services.

    Seattle Latino Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (SLMCC)

    • Phone: 206-690-9420
    • Email: Info@SeattleLatino.Org
    • SLMCC's services include access to Seattle Latino Power 1000+ Digital Directory, Seattle Latino Digital Business Newsletter, minority certification, business education and financial workshops.

    Seattle - SCORE

    • Phone: 206-553-7320
    • Email: greaterseattle@scorevolunteer.org
    • SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

    Washington Women's Business Center

    Veterans Business Outreach Center 

      Regional

      Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council

      • Phone: 253-243-6959
      • Their objective is to help MBEs grow their business. The Northwest Mountain MSDC continuously builds, evaluates, and improves MBE services to support MBEs' evolving needs. Their services include: certification, business development, outreach, and advocacy.

      Minority Business Development Agency

      • Phone: 253-591-5239
      • With the support of our strategic partners, MBDA Washington Business Center provides technical, strategic, marketing and planning services, and business consulting to established minority-owned firms.

      American Indian Chamber Education Fund-Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

      • Phone: 213-440-3232
      • Free assistance for American Indian- and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses. Our program is operated from Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC). AICEF-PTAC provides intensive, one-on-one assistance to American Indian/Alaska Native-owned businesses, and tribal enterprises wishing to participate in the government marketplace. Service area includes 122 Indian reservations in Pacific and Western BIA Regions located in Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. 

      DOT Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)

      • Phone: 425-492-4940
      • Email: andrewm@economicalliancesc.org
      • The Northwest SBTRC provides an array of technical assistance to build the capacity of small and disadvantaged businesses that include Business Analyses, Market Research and Procurement Assistance, General Management & Technical Assistance, Business Counseling & Coaching, Regional Planning Committee, Liaison between Prime Contractors and Sub-Contractors, Outreach/Conference Participation, Capital Access and Surety Bond Assistance.

      National

      U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

      • SBA provides access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting, and advocacy.

      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      • The U.S. Chamber has advocated for policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy. They help today’s businesses start, grow, and thrive in a complex and constantly changing macro environment. They inform our members with timely policy analysis and legal advice, connect them with leaders in business and government through world-class events and intimate gatherings, and equip them with tools and resources to help them succeed.

      National Veteran Owner Business Association (NaVOBA)

      • Phone: 724-3-NAVOBA (724-362-8622)
      • Email: VBEHelp@NaVOBA.org
      • NaVOBA provides a direct link for contracting between corporate America and Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE) and Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (SDVBE).