About Independence Blue Cross

Supplier diversity

Since 1991, Independence Blue Cross’s supplier diversity program has been creating opportunities for businesses to grow while promoting job creation and helping to stimulate the economy. Through the program, we build alliances with businesses that are owned and controlled by women, veterans, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. We are proud to make a positive impact on these businesses and our community.

Infographic Stating Over 100 Million Dollars Spent On Supplier Diversity Program


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Products and services we use

Below is a partial list of the products and services Independence currently purchases.

Facility supplies and services

  • Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Furniture

Information systems

  • Equipment
  • Services
  • Staffing

Audio and visual systems

  • Equipment and supplies
  • Services

Printing

  • Marketing materials
  • Promotional items and materials

Staffing services

  • Temporary and contract labor
  • Consulting services

Other products and services

  • Publications
  • Fulfillment services
  • Training and development programs and materials
  • Advertising services and products
  • Office equipment and supplies

How to become an Independence supplier

If your company is interested in working with Independence Blue Cross, we invite you to fill out our online supplier application.

Supplier diversity requirements

To be eligible to participate in Independence’s Supplier Diversity Program, a company must be certified as at least one of the following:

  • Women-owned business
  • Minority-owned business
  • LGBT-owned
  • Veteran-owned

Certifications

To ensure that a firm is a bona fide women-owned, minority-owned, LGBT-owned or veteran-owned business, vendors must provide us with certification from one of the following agencies:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Other — certifications from additional city, state, or federal agencies may also apply.

Frequently asked questions

To be considered for a business opportunity through our Supplier Diversity Program, please complete the following two steps:
  1. Determine if your company meets the diverse supplier requirements.
  2. Complete and submit our online supplier application.
Upon successful registration, your company will be added to our database and promoted as a provider of goods or services within Independence Blue Cross.
We use the same criteria when selecting all suppliers. This includes the ability to offer a product or service that is of high quality and competitively priced and that comes with an assurance of excellent customer service.
Email us at vendor.info@ibx.com.