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Diversity, whether in the workforce or supply chain, fosters competiveness, productivity, innovation, and economic growth. These are among the many reasons why Novation is committed to engaging and supporting registered small businesses and certified diverse suppliers that meet high quality standards. Member organizations across the nation are committed to economic development in their communities, and look to Novation to award agreements to high-performing and price-competitive suppliers. Novation also expects all of our suppliers to proactively seek opportunities to support our efforts through strategic partnerships with the registered small business and certified diverse supplier communities.

Awarded Supplier Benefits

An agreement with Novation offers your company increased efficiency, visibility, and credibility. Guided by a highly-credentialed contracting process, awarded suppliers are positioned to service theĀ  supply chain needs of the more than 100,000 members of VHA, UHC, Provista, and CHA.

Enhanced Visibility

Becoming a Novation Diverse Supplier affords suppliers increased efficiency through centralized sales and marketing support and networking opportunities. Guided by a highly credentialed contracting process with extensive member input, suppliers gain increased access to a vast network of organizations.

Program Pillars

Novation is constantly looking for avenues to expand the resources available for diverse suppliers. Our mission is to provide additional support that enhances engagement with Novation and increases member supply spend for this specialized program. We have identified the critical areas of focus that will offer diverse suppliers the tools and information needed to advance your efforts to build the supply chain pipeline.

As this program continues to develop, diverse suppliers can benefit from:

Mentoring & Enrichment

Novation’s Mentoring & Enrichment initiatives will offer diverse suppliers guidelines and individual supply chain support to enhance relationships with members.

Maximizing Opportunities with Novation

Key tools and resources will help to ensure that contracted suppliers are aligned with Novation’s contracting process and best-practices to maximize portfolio opportunities.

Fostering Connections

Collaboration and mentorship opportunities will help diverse suppliers develop the knowledge to capture target markets and streamline relationships with members.

We are excited to engage diverse suppliers at every level of our business with these primary areas of development to drive knowledge and increase the overall competitive advantage of underutilized supply chain resources within the industry.

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