As pertaining to all resources within Bon Secours, we treat our responsibility for them as sacred, and endeavor to honor God through faithful stewardship.
In this Bon Secours, is committed to principles of inclusion and equal opportunity. Bon Secours applies these principles to its purchasing activity by encouraging the participation of all vendors that meet or exceed the performance standards established by Bon Secours’s Supply Chain management company, Advantus Health Partners.
We believe that ensuring our supplier base includes Minorities, Women, Veterans and businesses owned by people with disabilities is a sound business practice. This contributes to lowering our operational costs, encourages innovation, creates competition and supports the overall health of the greater business community within the markets we serve.
We actively identify, solicit and contract with all businesses that meet our performance requirements related to cost, quality and timeliness. Concurrently, we expect those with whom we engage in commerce to share similar commitments to principles of inclusion and equal opportunity.
Supplier Diversity Guidelines
Advantus Health Partners is committed to creating economic growth in the communities that our members serve by assisting small and diverse-owned businesses with development and contracting opportunities.
If you are interested in doing business with us, please download the pdf below to register and submit this form to SupplierDiversity@mercy.com.
Completing the supplier registration form does not guarantee a contract with AHP, however, it enables us to have better insight of your organization’s capabilities and experiences to see if they align with AHP’s goals and objectives. Upon completion of the supplier registration, our sourcing teams will assess your company to see how you align with our goals.
AHP 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)
• Lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender- and queer-owned business (LGBTQ+)
• Minority-owned business (MBE)
• Service-disabled-veteran-owned business (SDVBE)
• Small disadvantaged business (SDIS)
• Veteran-owned business (VBE)
• Woman-owned business (WBE)
AHP recognizes organizations including, but not limited to, the following:
• National Minority Supplier Development Council
• National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
• National Veteran Business Development Council
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Minority Business Development Agency (U.S. Department of Commerce)
• National Black Chamber of Commerce
• U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• Veteran and Military Business Owners Association