Catholic Social Services (CSS) is committed to fostering an open and competitive environment in its procurement of goods and services through its Supplier Diversity Program. This program is intended to be beneficial to both CSS as the prospective buyer and the range of available and qualified vendors in the region. CSS strives to make a good-faith effort in all its procurement activities to utilize minority-owned, women-owned, and disabled-owned businesses (MWDB) to meet its procurement needs. All efforts to contract and engage MWDB suppliers will be fair and impartial. No preference will be given to any business group or classification.
The Supplier Diversity Program is specifically designed to increase MWDB participation in the provision of goods and services to the programs of Catholic Social Services. The purchasing staff of each CSS program are provided on-going education and solicitation list resources to assist them in actively seeking out diverse suppliers through organizations that support the aforementioned business categories. For more information on how to pursue business arrangements with CSS or one of its programs, contact Suann Shuster, CSS Central Purchasing Agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org