Diversity With Our Suppliers

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Our Supplier Diversity Program continually seeks to grow and develop our base of woman- and minority-owned suppliers to ensure that it is representative of our community, our members, and our employees.
Recommended certifications
All suppliers interested in doing business with Blue Cross' supplier diversity program must be certified by an accredited certifying agency and provide copies of their certifications. We recommend the following:
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its regional affiliates: www.nmsdc.org
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and its regional affiliates: www.wbenc.org
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): www.nglcc.org
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses and those owned by a veteran: www.sba.gov
  • United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) for business owners with a disability: www.usbln.org
  • Other government agencies (state or national level)
If you have any questions, please contact Lori A. Rodriques, program administrator, at (401) 459-2609 or Lori.Rodriques@bcbsri.org


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