Supplier Diversity

As a world-class research institution with wide-ranging supply needs, Boston University recognizes the value that our suppliers provide to the University community. We seek to create strategic relationships with suppliers who can provide superior service at the lowest total costs to the varying academic and administrative functions of the University. Through the Boston University Diverse Suppliers Program (BUDS), BU encourages beneficial competition for University business among small businesses and firms with diversity of ownership, so that our supply base may reflect the face of our student body, staff, faculty, and communities. This commitment reinforces the research and educational objectives of the University, makes good business sense in a steadily diversifying marketplace, and strengthens our communities by creating opportunities for growth. BUDS helps build connections by helping small, minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses work within the BU buying process. By registering with Boston University, you will enable BU to capture your interests and allow our buyers to identify potential suppliers for future procurement opportunities. The diversity classification information that is completed at the time of registration is available to shoppers at Boston University through our supplier list. Shoppers have the ability to search and filter for suppliers by their diversity classification.