Supplier Diversity Program
Providing Information, Resources, and Opportunity
The Office of Procurement Services provides outreach to small or diverse businesses through its Diversity Business Enterprise program. We seek to provide relevant information and resources to assist diverse suppliers in their pursuit of business opportunities with the university.
Upcoming Event – Diversity Business Expo– Knoxville – March 14, 2019
University Information and Resources
- Supplier Diversity Program PDF
- Supplier Orientation
- Construction and Design Firms: Identifying and Responding to UT Opportunities
- Detailed Instructions for Registering as a Bidder
State of Tennessee Diversity Certification
We encourage eligible suppliers to certify as a diversity business with the State of Tennessee Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (GoDBE).
The state lists certified vendors in its diversity business directory, allowing the university and other government agencies to identify diverse suppliers easily.
For more information, visit The State of Tennessee Diversity Business Enterprise Program.
Resources for University Employees
- Search for TN GoDBE Certified Vendors
- TN GoDBE Annual Report
- U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Profiles
Employee Workshop – How UT Employees Can Support Small Business
Employees in the Knoxville area are invited to participate in this one-hour, interactive workshop that discusses how we can support local, small business while following UT procurement policy.
To view dates and register, go to https://kate.tennessee.edu/and enter “small” in the search box.