Resources for Purchasers

Resources for SU Purchasers

Our goal is to make purchasing from diverse businesses just as quick, easy, and effective as buying from any other vendor.  We are in the process of designing and building tools and resources to support campus purchasers - we welcome any requests, suggestions, and input from our campus community! 

New Policy on Supplier Diversity

As of October 1, 2022, Seattle University has adopted a new Policy on Supplier Diversity. Additionally, the Procurement Policy Statement was updated to include requirements for including diverse vendors in competitive bids.

Ways to Find Diverse Vendors

Ensure Accurate Vendor Information

Help us make sure we have correct vendor information, including their diversity status. If you notice a vendor may not be correctly flagged in ProcureSU, let us know.

  • When processing a new vendor, please have them complete the Vendor Setup Form when you get their W-9. 
  • Or, we'll add your new vendors into ProcureSU for you! Just send us the vendor email and we'll contact them to get their W-9 and vendor information and will enter it into ProcureSU for you!

Vendor Spotlights

Diverse Vendor Spotlight: Outside Thinc

Posted: December 5, 2022

Outside Thinc is a Black-owned business in the Central District that offers photography and videography services. Plus, many of their employees are SU alumni! Consider using them at your next event.

Diverse Vendor Spotlight: Girlie Press Printers

Posted: November 2, 2022

Girlie Press is a local woman-owned business that provides high-quality custom printing services for catalogs, mailings and more.

Diverse Vendor Spotlight: PromoShop Inc.

Posted: October 26, 2022

PromoShop is a certified minority-owned business that provides a wide variety of high-quality promotional/swag items.

Boon Boona Coffee is Now on Campus

Posted: September 30, 2022

The Sidebar Cafe in Sullivan Hall now exclusively serves Boon Boona Coffee. Stop by to get your own cup of Eduardo's favorite coffee!

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Intentionalist: Directory of Local Businesses

Intentionalist is a free resource that helps everyone Spend Like It Matters with local and diverse businesses. Support a local company when you purchase meals, flowers, gifts, and even gift cards!

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Recommend a Business Vendor to Seattle University

Know a great business to provide products or services to Seattle University? Anyone can complete this short form to let our team know about a potential vendor.

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Vendor Research Request for SU Purchases

SU Purchasers can let our team know about an upcoming purchase you'd like to make with a diverse vendor - we'll research and try to connect you with a diverse supplier. 


Janie Ng