Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does one do business with the District through the Supplier Diversity Program?  

  • A. In order for a supplier to be able to participate in the Supplier Diversity program, they must be certified by one of the following agencies: DFWMSDC (Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council)
  • WBENC (Women's Business Council-Southwest)
  • HUB (Historical Underutilized Business - State Agency of Texas)
  • NCTRCA (North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency)
  • NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council)
  • TUCP (Texas Unified Certification Program - Disadvantaged Business Enterprises)
  • SBE (Small Business Enterprise Program)
  • SBA (8(a) Business Development Program)
  • HUBZone (HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program)
  • Veterans

 

Q. How can I find HUB/SMWVBE businesses to subcontract with?

A. The JPS vendor portal (B2GNow) allows all registered vendors the ability to search for certified vendors based on Business Name / DBA, Contact Person, City , State / Province, Zip Code / Postal Code, Phone Area code, Business Description and Commodity Codes (Standard Industry Classification, Construction Specifications Institute Divisions, North American Industry Classification System, and Universal Standard Products and Services Code).

 

Q. I am a current supplier for the District and I received a email asking me to fill out the supplier registration profile (B2GNow). What happens after I have registered my company?  

A. If you are currently doing business with the District, we need to know the status of your business in order to determine if you qualify to participate in the supplier diversity program. If you do not meet any of the qualifications for HUB/SMWVBE, please complete the form and check the box that says "not applicable" so you do not receive future notifications.

If you do qualify as a small, minority, women or veteran-owned business enterprise, your information will be entered into our supplier database for other sourcing opportunities within JPS. Your information will be kept in our database for two years. You must update your information annually in order to continue participation in the program.

 

Q. How can I contact someone if I have further questions? 

To learn more about the JPS Supplier Diversity program, contact us at: MIleiwi@jpshealth.org or CCressey@jpshealth.org