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Supplier diversity

We support small and diverse businesses in our local communities through our emphasis on supplier diversity. Learn more about being a diverse supplier today.
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We cannot fulfill our mission without explicitly addressing health disparities and inequities.

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Tunde Sotunde, MD, MBA, FAAP

President and Chief Executive Officer

Our DEI priorities and efforts

Diversity at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is not just for our employees. Our purpose is to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities - we won't stop until health care is better for all.

We believe the health of our state depends on the economic strength of our local communities, which includes the impact of small and diverse businesses. Our suppliers are key to the success of our mission. We want to work with businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by those from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)
  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VETs)
  • Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs)
  • Disabled-owned Business Enterprises (DBEs)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBEs)

Products and services we use

We want diverse partners with quality products and services, competitive prices and excellent customer service. Below is a partial list of our products and services that may be a good fit for you:

  • Advertising and Marketing Services
  • Applications Development
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • IT Systems and Infrastructure
  • Staffing and Consulting Services
  • Facility and Construction Services
  • Facility Supplies and Services
  • Legal and Financial Services
  • Professional Services and Consulting
  • Special Events Management
  • Training and Development Programs
  • Health Care Services

Frequently asked questions

Blue Cross NC will consider new suppliers based upon business needs, existing contractual relationships and supplier product and service offerings.

Contract duration varies. When a contract is up for renewal, Blue Cross NC may invite qualified suppliers to participate in a bid opportunity. Blue Cross NC reserves the right to continue pre-existing relationships without conducting new bids.

Certification means your organization has been reviewed and confirmed by a third-party certifying agency as a diverse-owned business. Suppliers are responsible for acquiring and maintaining valid certification.