Supplier Diversity and Vendor Management Policy
Methodist Hospital of Southern California has an established policy to
seek out minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprises
to become potential suppliers as part of our efforts to meet the requirements
of California Assembly Bill 962 and the Office of Statewide Health Planning
& Development (OSHPD).
The hospital maintains a database of qualifying vendors who we reach out
to as part of our procurement efforts on new and ongoing projects when
appropriate. Please know that we have no specific quotas established for
procurement. Please review the information below if you or your company
would like to participate in this vendor selection process.
In accordance with AB 962 and OSHPD, the qualifying vendor categories established
by the hospital are as follows:
“Minority business enterprise” means a business enterprise, physically located in the United States or
its trust territories, that is at least 51 percent owned by a minority
group or groups, or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least
51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more minority groups.
- African Americans
- Hispanic Americans
- Native Americans
- Asian Pacific Americans
“Women business enterprise” means a business enterprise physically located in the United States
or its trust territories, that is at least 51 percent owned by a woman
or women, or, in the case of any publicly owned business at least 51 percent
of the stock of which is owned by one or more women.
“LGBT business enterprise” means at least 51 percent of a business is owned by a lesbian,
gay, bisexual, or transgender person or persons.
“Disabled veteran business enterprise” has the same meaning as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph
(7) of subdivision (b) of Section 999 of the Military and Veterans Code
or any successor provision. Disabled veteran business enterprise certification
eligibility requirements shall be consistent with the requirements imposed
by the Department of General Services, and this chapter shall only apply
to a disabled veteran business enterprise certified by the Department
of General Services.
MHSC Procurement Process Contacts
For each procurement process category, please contact the department leaders
directly, which are listed below.
Supplies and Equipment Excluding Pharmaceuticals:
Construction, Building & Maintenance Trades
Information Technology including Software and Hardware
Employee Benefits and Contract Labor
Consulting, Professional Services not Covered Above
To contact the OSHPD reporting website, go to: