Supplier Diversity Program in Sourcing and Procurement
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is committed to diversity, and strives to hire, develop and retain a workforce that reflects the communities that CHLA serves and fosters and supports an inclusive environment free of discrimination based on sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
CHLA values relationships with vendors that share CHLA’s commitment to diversity in all aspects. We strive to:
- Recruit minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses to become part of the supply chain pool of vendors seeking contract opportunities
- Promote supplier diversity in the community by educating about processes and procedures for servicing CHLA.
Vendors may support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles locations throughout Southern California, from Torrance to Encino, Arcadia to Valencia, Santa Monica to our Sunset Boulevard campus and more.
- CHLA will require its vendors to prohibit discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws. The hospital encourages its vendors to promote diversity to support this important goal.
- Vendors may be periodically required to report their diversity spend to CHLA, or provide such other information as may be requested by CHLA.
CHLA will not tolerate or condone harassment. Vendors shall create and foster a work environment where employees and business partners feel valued and respected for their diversity. All verbal, visual, or physical abuse that creates or fosters intimidation or a hostile work environment is strictly prohibited, and removal will be enforced.
Resources for Vendors
- The L.A. Business Portal provides information on how to plan, start, manage and grow a business.
- Business Guides from the Mayor’s Office of Community Business: These guides offer strategic business information to fuel business startup and growth, as well as resources for additional guidance.
- New Business Registration Requirements for the City of Los Angeles
- The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. It offers no-cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment and export assistance.
- The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides small business entrepreneurs with no-cost, confidential, business-advising services and low-cost training opportunities across Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
- The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses.