Development of a regional hospital diverse supplier strategy to advance equity and increase economic opportunity.
Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative
Communities Lifting Communities will support the development of a regional hospital diverse supplier strategy to advance equity and increase economic opportunity for diverse-owned businesses in the Hospital Association of Southern California region of Los Angeles County. We will assist hospitals in improving their procurement processes and practices to include diverse suppliers and reduce barriers faced by diverse-owned businesses in accessing hospital contracts.
We build capacity and advance supplier diversity by:
Support the Supplier Diversity Committee to advise on and support implementation strategies
Hospitals & Suppliers
Connect Hospitals to diverse owned suppliers across the Southern California region
Host hospital and supplier networking and engagement events
Explore opportunities to support diverse owned business in submitting RFPs (request for proposal) to hospitals and health systems
Provide Learning opportunities for hospitals to enhance their supplier diversity initiatives
Provide a pilot project opportunity to increase their vendors pools through participation in the City of Los Angeles Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement
- Lead a Regional Supplier Diversity Committee comprised of hospital representatives who will help guide our efforts in supporting hospitals as they diversify their procurement processes and practices.
- Host Supplier Diversity Roundtables for hospital members can share best practices, network, learn from one another, and hear subject matter experts.
- 1st Annual Hospital Supplier Diversity Conference to connect hospital and health systems with diverse suppliers.
Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Committee
The committee will be made up of hospital representatives who will help guide our efforts to support hospitals in diversifying their procurement processes and practices through identifying suppliers that meet diverse classifications (minority, women, LGBT and disabled veteran businesses). Our efforts include helping hospitals comply with AB 962, which requires them to submit an annual report on efforts to diversify business partners.