As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, Amherst College is committed to ensuring that supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, efficiency, and innovation. The College seeks to curate and offer a diverse supplier base to our community that provides the highest quality goods and services, and to partner with businesses and organizations that are equally committed to the same goals. We accomplish this by establishing and supporting partnerships with the diverse business community, including them in our Request for Proposal process, and by asking businesses and organizations to outline their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 What types of suppliers are included in these efforts?

  • Black/African American-owned businesses
  • Asian-owned businesses
  • Asian-Indian-owned businesses
  • Asian-Pacific-owned businesses
  • Hispanic-owned businesses
  • Native American-owned businesses
  • Women-owned businesses
  • Disabled-owned businesses
  • Gay-, Lesbian-, Bisexual- and/or Transgender-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Business that meets “small” ownership criteria or the Small Business Size Standard for its industry 

If your business is categorized as one of the type of suppliers above, and you are interested in partnering with the College, please contact Procurement Services at 413-542-5981.

To learn more about the importance of Diversity & Inclusion to the College, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion website.