Supplier Diversity Policy Revised

UB Seal on Crosby Hall.

Published July 18, 2018

The Supplier Diversity Policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library



The University at Buffalo is committed to offering a diverse business population the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide the university with commodities and services at competitive prices. Consistent with federal and state laws, the university actively seeks to develop relationships with, and provide procurement opportunities for Small Businesses (SB), Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB). All employees involved in the procurement process are expected to encourage and maximize participation of such businesses in all university procurement activities, regardless of the funding source.   

Policy Revisions

Updated the policy to include:

  • the requirements of the New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act
  • revised definitions for economically disadvantaged individuals, minority-owned business enterprise, minority group member, small business, socially disadvantaged individuals, women-owned business enterprise
  • responsibilities for Sponsored Projects Services


This policy applies to all vice presidential and decanal units.


Questions can be directed to the appropriate area.

Contact Phone Email
Daniel Vivian 716-645-4540
Sponsored Projects Services