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Stowers Supplier Program

Supplier Diversity

At the Stowers Institute for Medical Research we are committed to forging supplier relationships that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We strongly believe that investing in the growth and development of diverse suppliers will enhance the economic vitality of our communities. We are actively looking to broaden our supplier base and to obtain competitively priced, high-quality goods, services and materials from local companies that reflect our community’s diversity.

Who qualifies as a Diversity Supplier?

For consideration under the Stowers Institute’s Supplier Diversity program, companies must be owned, operated, and controlled by a member of one of the following groups: Women, Asian Americans, African American, Hispanic American and Native American. Ownership by women and minority individuals means that the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals, or in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. The management and daily operations must be controlled by those women or minority group members.

In addition, the Stowers Supplier Program recognizes women-owned and minority owned suppliers that have been certified by councils, such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (SBENC).

Become a Diverse Supplier

Our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to provide opportunities for qualified small and diverse businesses. We invite you to learn more about our commitment to fostering a diverse supplier base, and welcome all potential suppliers who can fulfill our requirements on a competitive basis to introduce their businesses to us:

Supplier Registration Form

Purchased Products and Services

The Stowers Institute purchases a variety of different products and services. Opportunities are offered in the following areas:

  • Business Equipment
  • Computer Equipment
  • Facilities supplies/parts and equipment (carpentry, plumbing, painting, refrigeration and mechanical)
  • Food Services Supplies and Contract Labor
  • Furnishings
  • Grounds Equipment and Supplies/Parts
  • Housekeeping Supplies and Contract Labor
  • Janitorial and Housekeeping
  • Laboratory Supplies, Chemicals and Equipment
  • Laundry Service
  • Maintenance, Repair and Operations
  • Office Equipment
  • Office Supplies
  • Safety Supplies
  • Transportation Service

Stowers Standard Terms and Conditions (Purchase Order)
and Contractor Safety Program Manual


For more information, please contact or call 816.926.4057

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