Supplier Diversity Program


The ISU Purchasing Department has had an ongoing diversity enhancement program in place and active for sixteen years.  The Indiana State University Purchasing Department is committed to providing minority and women owned enterprise (MWBEs) every opportunity to compete for its business. Efforts are continually made to identify minority vendors and solicit quotes from MWBEs.


Indiana State University recognizes the importance of supplier diversity in our procurement practices. Through developing and cultivating sound business relationships, we actively work towards strengthening economic development and viability for disadvantage businesses while providing a value-added strategy that increases competition to ensure that ISU’s funds are maximized.


To have the best-managed supplier diversity initiative, within Higher Education by having a great impact on the economic growth and viability of small, disadvantaged, minority, and woman-owned businesses.


Through our daily activity, we ensure that MWBEs receive fair and equal opportunities to provide goods and services to Indiana State University.

                                           Constituent Relations

Contact: Roland Shelton, Vice President of Constituent Relations
Email: or Phone: 812-514-8518


Policy (Word)

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get Certified

ISU's Buyers - Who Buys What

Getting Started (New Vendor Application Form)  (PDF Form)

Current Notice to Bidders for Advertised Construction Projects

ISU's MWBE's List  (PDF)

ISU  Supplier Diversity Program Brochure  (PDF)

notice to bidders, Construction

bullet item Currently Advertised & Future Projects

bullet item Electronic Planning Room - our web site for downloading current construction project specifications, at no charge.  Site will also allow the Prime Contractors and Subcontractors to view who has downloaded the specification to better enable Prime and Subcontractor partnering.

bullet item Bid Results, Past Advertised Projects

ISU's supplier diversity report to the state

bullet item ISU Report to State 2010-2011
bullet item ISU Report to State 2011-2012
bullet item ISU Report to State 2012-2013
bullet item ISU Report to State 2013-2014