Through our Corporate Procurement department, we develop partnerships with a diverse group of suppliers and business partners to better serve Michigan communities. 

The suppliers we work with include: 

  • Minority Business Enterprises, or MBE
  • Women Business Enterprises, or WBE
  • Veteran Owned Businesses, or VOB
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, or SDVOB
  • Persons with Disabilities

We purchase products and services in these areas:

  • Health care services—Wellness and other health care programs, care management and call centers.
  • Information technology—Hardware, software, contingent labor, consulting, communications and information technology services.
  • Administrative services—Training, temporary help, advertising, printing and facilities management.

We also encourage our main contractors to use diverse suppliers when they work with us.


Giving back

We help diverse suppliers succeed by:

  • Hosting the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council's Project One module for businesses to network and discuss business developments.
  • Promoting the value of working with diverse suppliers by sharing best practices, webinars and presentations.
  • Using contracts and training programs with our subsidiaries to support our diversity goals.
  • Hosting the annual Supplier Diversity Achievement Awards.

We've developed partnerships throughout the community with organizations like:

  • Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Great Lakes Women’s Business Council
  • National Veteran Business Development Council
  • The National Business League
  • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Veteran Owned Business Round Table
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Become a supplier

Interested in being a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan supplier? Read more about how to apply and find out how we work with suppliers.