Supplier Diversity Program

Minority- and woman-owned businesses are critically important to the future of our business. By forging lasting relationships with a diverse supplier base, we open new avenues of opportunity and promote mutually beneficial growth.

The Mayo Clinic Supplier Diversity Program's goal is to engage in mutually beneficial strategic business relationships with minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and small business enterprises so as to provide equal access to Mayo purchasing opportunities and promote supplier participation to reflect the diverse business community and patient population.

Diversity qualifications

John H. Noseworthy, M.D.

"Our goal at Mayo Clinic is to build greater diversity into every level of the organization. The more we embrace diversity in all its forms, the stronger we are as an organization and the more benefit we can be to our patients."

John H. Noseworthy, M.D.
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic recognizes the following diversity classifications:

  • Disabled business (DBE)
  • Disadvantaged business (DISAD)
  • Disabled veteran-owned business (DVBE)
  • Historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions (HBCU)
  • HUB-zone small business (HUB)
  • Minority-owned business (MBE)
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned business (SDVBE)
  • Small business administration program (SBA8a)
  • Small business (SBE)
  • Small disadvantaged business (SDIS)
  • Veteran-owned business (VBE)
  • Woman-owned business (WBE)

Mayo Clinic recognizes third-party public and private certifications including, but not limited to:

Supplier diversity database application

Mayo Clinic Supply Chain Operations maintains a supplier diversity database to support purchasing operations. To have your company registered in this database, complete and submit the supplier diversity database application.

Supplier Diversity Summit 2017: Save the date

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota

Featured keynote speaker: Tony Byers, Ph.D.

As the former Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Starbucks, Dr. Byers developed and led the company's strategic direction to drive engagement, innovation and business growth.

For more information and to register, visit the event website.


For more information, please contact:

Supply Chain Customer Support
Mayo Clinic
Phone: 507-266-5551