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Supplier Diversity Program

The Scripps Research Institute is a leader in biomedical sciences. Ultimately, we believe that working with a diverse supply chain strengthens Scripps' supply base and assists us in our scientific pursuits. We also recognize our impact on and potential contribution to the economic advancement of our local community. Accordingly, we seek to develop strong relationships with local and small business suppliers who have a history of reliable achievement, a distinct discipline, with a collaborative spirit.

Supplier Diversity Policy

The Institute's excellence is a result of the collaboration of a very talented and diverse group of scientists, faculty, staff, and students representing a wealth of knowledge and potential discoveries. Our Supplier Diversity initiative seeks to identify key suppliers who can contribute to this collaboration.

We believe that partnering with diverse suppliers gives us an advantage in providing our scientists and administrative colleagues with appropriate and relevant quality products, operational excellence, and superior customer service on a cost effective and scientifically sound basis. We seek suppliers who can provide quality products and professional services, at competitive prices.

Our policy is to offer diverse suppliers the chance to compete fairly on project bids that are in their area of expertise. These businesses must have proven experience in their industry, an ability to provide competitively priced products and services, and other basic requirements.

The definition of a small and diverse business can be found at the following website: (Click here)

Supplier Diversity Mission and Vision


Our Supplier Relations and Diversity Program will integrate small and diverse businesses into the procurement process - creating awareness, ownership, and an understanding of the principals of a competitive supply base. These partnerships will maximize cost savings and efficiencies within our internal processes and our supply chain.


We recognize the importance of a diverse supply chain and strive to develop relationships with small and diverse life science and service suppliers who can assist us in achieving our biomedical research goals. Also, we expect our strategic suppliers to establish business opportunities for small and diverse suppliers.