Supplier Diversity Program

Diversity at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is not just for our employees.

At Blue Cross NC 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 cannot fulfill our mission without explicitly addressing health disparities and inequities.”

Dr. Tunde Sotunde, President and CEO.

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*:

  • 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)

*List includes, but is not limited to, these communities.

Want to become a Blue Cross NC diverse supplier?

Send an email to to tell us about your products & services.

Products and Services We Use

We want diverse partners with quality products and services, competitive prices and excellent customer service. View our partial list of products and services we need to see if you may be a good fit:

  • 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

How can I become a Blue Cross NC supplier?

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

What does certification mean?

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.

How often are contracts renewed?

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.