We support the growth and development of small, disadvantaged, minority and women owned businesses to provide cost effective and timely acquisitions of goods and services. Our Supplier Diversity Program provides suppliers fair access to sales and service opportunities through mentoring and supplier development activities.
The goal of the program is to establish relationships with qualified firms to mirror the rich cultural diversity of our customer base. With every relationship built, we help enhance economic growth and provide the best value for our citizen owners.
We actively encourage small businesses - especially minority and women owned firms - to participate in our procurement process by registering with the Rocky Mountain e-Procurement System, our online solicitation process.
We also assist small businesses by:
- Facilitating the certification of small business firms.
- Increasing the number of small businesses certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and profiled in SBA's Pro-Net procurement database.
- Promoting awareness of our business needs and processes.