Diversity Initiative

It is the policy of Washington University that, in acquiring goods and services, we provide opportunities to a widely diverse group of business enterprises. Washington University is committed through its Supplier Diversity Initiative to assist diverse business enterprises in gaining access to business opportunities at the university.

The commitment is university-wide and coincides with the expectation that all goods and services acquired from any business enterprise will meet the university’s requirements relating to value, quality and timeliness. The university believes that through this initiative, more diverse business enterprises will not only have greater opportunities, but will increase their business presence at the university. This will be of value to the university, to the business enterprises and to the St. Louis community at large.

For more information contact:

  • Dr. Stephanie Smith
    Manager of Supplier Diversity
  • Alan Kuebler
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Resource Management

Laboratory Distribution

While the university does not contract directly with these firms, here are recommended sources to fulfill MBE/WBE spend for laboratory/research products. Contact them directly for price quote.

Taylor Scientific, St. Louis
FIS Vendor #067520
Website address: Taylorscientific.com
General line distributor for lab supplies and chemicals.

US Distributors d/b/a United Lab Plastics
PO Box 8585
Saint Louis, Missouri 63126
Tel: 800-722-2499 or 636-343-2202
Fax: 636-343- 6676
FIS Vendor #519594