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Diversity is a vital element of success for any organization. This is why Novation is committed to encouraging and supporting Diverse Suppliers — certified Minority, Woman or Veteran Business Enterprise (MWVBE) — that meet high quality standards. Organizations across the nation are committed to economic development in their communities and look to Novation to award agreements to qualified MWVBEs where appropriate. In turn, we expect all of our suppliers to proactively seek opportunities to support our efforts through strategic partnerships with MWVBEs.

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.

Through Novation’s branded diversity concept, the 6 C’s of Supplier Diversity, the business case becomes evident for organizations.

  1. Customers
    • Organizations embrace the concept but lack the expertise to implement supplier diversity programs. Novation’s expertise helps organizations through program creation and sourcing strategies.
  2. Competition
    • A key differentiator for retention/ recruitment can be gained through an operational diversity strategy for organizations.
  3. Compliance
    • Federally funded health care organizations are mandated to support MWVBEs if they receive federal grants/bonds, government contracts.
  4. Community
    • Economic vitality is a driving need for supplier diversity. More jobs created and filled in a community, leads to more opportunity and socially responsible individuals.
    • Supplier base should mirror customers/communities.
  5. Customization
    • Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the core of all successful organizations  MWVBEs are often more nimble and therefore better equipped to respond quicker to changing market conditions or unique opportunities.
  6. Costs
    • A diverse supplier base creates more competition, which leads to aggressive pricing throughout the market, resulting in more effective utilization and better outcomes.


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