About Cincinnati Children's
Committed to Supplier Diversity

Committed to the Business of Supplier Diversity

Cincinnati Children’s knows that successfully serving our patients comes from honoring diverse perspectives and valuing equity and inclusion in every aspect of business.

Partnering with a diverse supplier base and investing in their businesses helps us accomplish our mission to provide world-class healthcare to every child who needs it. Building those relationships also enables us to build vital economies in the many communities we live and serve.

Cincinnati Children’s is committed to the procurement of goods and services from diverse suppliers. As a nonprofit organization, it is our duty to make smart supplier decisions by regularly evaluating products, equipment, and services to ensure successful outcomes without compromising quality. We encourage effective competitive bidding for high-quality products and services at competitive prices.

Our Goals for Supplier Diversity

We’re focused on bringing in, cultivating, and retaining diverse businesses and generating more opportunities for them. We strive to:

  • Promote a culture that supports diverse business enterprises and fosters sustainable economic development for diverse suppliers throughout the communities we live in and serve.
  • Create and maximize opportunities for diverse suppliers to do business with Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Continually elevate our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by investing in our community while building job creation, accessibility, and growth.

Ideal suppliers provide value by understanding our culture and clinical expectations. Agility and innovation in response to changing market conditions, while delivering the highest quality products and service are key characteristics of successful candidates. We invite suppliers across the following business sectors to participate in our procurement process:

  • Advertising and marketing services
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Construction and facilities
  • Consulting
  • Food services
  • Information technology
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Office supplies
  • Print services
  • Promotional items
  • Staffing solutions
  • Training

Eligibility Requirements

Suppliers that qualify must have and maintain a valid diversity certification. Eligible suppliers include privately-owned businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by a U.S. citizen who is an ethnic minority, woman, veteran, person with a disability, identifies as LGBTQ+ or the combination of any of these groups. We accept diversity certifications from:

Other diversity certifications or affidavits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, email supplierdiversity@cchmc.org.

Supplier Testimonials

Triversity Construction

"Over the last 15+ years, our relationship with Cincinnati Children's has developed to so much more than just a supplier. Cincinnati Children's was our very first client and TriVersity's measurement for best-in-class standards, processes, and overall customer experience. The way we conduct business as a Construction Manager has been molded from our experiences working with a top leader in the healthcare industry. We believe a key part of our success with Cincinnati Children's is our shared alignment with the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together, we work to continue to inspire others to diversify their business and workforce for the good of our respective communities we serve. TriVersity is extremely grateful for this special partnership, and we look forward to continued success by fueling the impactful work of this incredible organization."

The RCF Group

"RCF Group is proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s, who continues to champion positive change in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion measured by sustainability, community leadership, academic and philanthropic impacts. This commitment comes from their strong leadership and organizational commitment to minority suppliers resulting in an inclusive force for good."