Supplier Diversity

Advantus Health Partners was formed in January 2021 to chart a new course for supply chain and leverage non-traditional means to generate revenue. This supply chain solutions organization looks to leverage what has worked at Bon Secours Mercy Health and share it with others.

Advantus Health Partners embraces diversity, which we consider to be the existence of the gifts, talents and attributes of people arising from a broad range of social, ethnic and demographic backgrounds, disabilities, races, national origins, ages, religious preferences, genders and sexual orientations. It is essential that we promote inclusion of the diverse in our work force, and we encourage our vendor partners to do the same.

We apply these principles to our purchasing activity by encouraging the participation of all vendors that meet or exceed the performance standards established by Advantus Health Partners. We believe that ensuring diversity within our supplier base is a sound business practice. This contributes to reducing our operational costs, encourages innovation, creates competition, and supports the overall health of the greater business community within the markets we serve.

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.  

AHP Supplier Diversity Intake Form

Completing the supplier registration form does not guarantee a contract with Advantus. However, it enables us to have better insight of your organization’s capabilities and experiences to see if they align with Advantus’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.

Advantus 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