Minority/Women Business Enterprise
The School District of Pittsburgh recognizes that diversity plays a vital role in delivering the services, value and innovation necessary to serve our employees, communities and our most precious commodities, our students.
The goal of our supplier diversity initiative is to promote the inclusion of diverse businesses in our procurement process. We will continuously strive to increase our spend with firms who have historically been undervalued, underestimated, and marginalized.
We are committed to increasing and enhancing the overall participation of Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged-owned Business Enterprises in all procurements.
We aim to reach our program goals by:
- Identifying, actively seeking, and continuously expanding our network of MWDBE business vendors
- Coaching and encouraging our employees to be inclusive in their daily business decisions when selecting the best supplier to meet our business needs
- Monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of our supplier diversity efforts
Our District’s supplier diversity initiative is administered and managed by the Minority/Women Business Department. Our leadership and employees are committed to adopting procurement processes and practices that will enhance opportunities for diverse suppliers.
HISTORY OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY FOR MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - view video here
WHAT IS EXECUTIVE ORDER 11625? - view slideshow here