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Supplier Diversity

At Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, our success will continue to depend on our ability to reduce costs; provide better service to our members, providers and stakeholders; and develop new products and services. Diverse suppliers play a key role in helping us achieve these goals.

 

Program Requirements

The purpose of supplier diversity is to identify and encourage fair opportunities for qualified firms. Wellmark works to include a variety of vendors in every bidding opportunity, through direct business or subcontracting arrangements. Diverse classifications currently being tracked and supported by Wellmark include:

  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Disabled-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses (VOB)
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Small Business
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Owned Businesses (GLBT)

Wellmark recognizes certifications granted by one or more of the following agencies:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Federal, state or local governmental agencies

All suppliers interested in doing business with Wellmark must submit a copy of their certification.

 

For More Information

For details and to have your information on file with Wellmark, please complete this form, or contact:

 

Supplier Diversity Coordinator

supplierdiversity@wellmark.com


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