Supplier Diversity

At Henry Ford Health, we have a rich history of supporting supplier diversity. Our plans to further demonstrate diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in action means we are pursuing a deeper, broader commitment to diverse suppliers. Our goal is to increase our spending with high quality, diverse partners – and to empower them to thrive in the communities we serve throughout southeast and south central Michigan.

We are committed to further infusing supplier diversity into the strategic operation of our organization to provide equitable access to opportunities and contracts to enhance the wealth and health of the communities we serve.

Register Your Diverse Business Today

All businesses must begin their journey with Henry Ford through our vendor portal. Register or update your business information here to join our database for potential inclusion in future RFPs, RFQs or RFIs.

A diverse business must be at least 51% owned, managed or controlled by one or more such individuals. In the case of a publicly owned business, one or more such individuals must own at least 51% of the stock. Diverse suppliers are asked to take about 10 to 20 minutes to register and share the following information in the vendor portal:

  • Capabilities Statement: a concise, one-page document of your business competencies
  • Proposal specific to the product or service they are seeking
  • Current clients and references from other healthcare clients preferred
  • Creating healthier communities

We believe in empowering our communities through investments in employment and economic mobility, the removal of systemic barriers to success, and stewarding social responsibility and growth opportunities. We recognize that when we support a community of diverse suppliers, we:

  • Promote innovation, talent and experience
  • Drive competition which improves product quality and drives down costs
  • Advance the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve

Nationally recognized diversity

Henry Ford Health is recognized locally and nationally for its diversity initiatives and is consistently ranked among the top 10 nationally by DiversityInc. in various best practice categories. Our commitment to further enhancing supplier diversity is a foundational component of our journey to “Equity for All.”


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