Vendor Diversity

Good for the City - Good for the Community

The City of Eugene Purchasing Office Vendor Diversity Program is designed to strengthen our organization and the communities we serve. By promoting and expanding contracting opportunities for minority and women business enterprises, the City of Eugene derives multiple benefits. We contribute to the economic vitality of the communities we serve and benefit directly from a broader selection of competitively priced goods and services.

Program Initiatives

  • Advocacy - Internally, the Vendor Diversity Program works to ensure that diverse suppliers gain visibility and have 100% inclusion in all sourcing, contracting, and procurement decisions made by the City of Eugene.
  • Outreach - Our team actively seeks to establish relationships with diverse suppliers through business networking, business fairs, matchmaker sessions, electronic and print communications, and participation in supplier events nationwide.
  • Certification Support - We encourage and direct suppliers to gain certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Women Business Enterprise (WBE) through the State of Oregon Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID).