Supplier diversity and procurement offices are responsible for buying, supporting, and managing the goods and services purchased by colleges and universities and are a vital yet often overlooked element of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Through them, minority-owned businesses can connect and form vital relationships with institutions of higher education that spend billions of dollars annually on campus purchases.
Astrud Reed was awarded the School of Public Health SPOT AWARD in May 2021, as a part of the Staff Achievement and Recognition (STAR) award program, for “efforts in the above and beyond category on the BPH Diverse Procurement Task Force Initiative to create diverse procurement practices and a customized BearBuy dashboard that will ultimately benefit the School and the University.” Nominated by School of Public Health Assistant Dean and Chief Financial Officer, Emily Schwarz.
School of Public Health Diverse Procurement Dashboard for UC Berkeley Purchasing Site
- The BPH Procurement page will include the graphs from the current Diverse Procurement Reports listed here
Notes & Updates
- This section will also be used to create a School of Public Health website "Procurement" page with a header matching the header of this dashboard
BearBuy Icon Supplier Classes Key
BFS New Supplier Invitation Quick Job Aid - Fillable Form
- For download and use by department purchasing managers
Diverse Purchasing Policies and Resources Survey
- Created to determine purchasing managers' pain points so the diverse purchasing initiative could simplify the purchasing process while also promoting the use of diverse suppliers