At the Chicago Zoological Society, supplier diversity an important part of our overall commitment to diversity. This commitment is reflected in our institutional values and supplier diversity policy. Our supplier diversity program makes a measurable contributions to the “Four Pillars” that define our organizational priorities. Minority and women suppliers expand the pool of excellent suppliers that enables CZS to pursue our mission of inspiring conservation leadership by connection people with wildlife and nature. A robust CZS supplier diversity initiative helps us provide extraordinary guest experience but will also cultivate a cadre of champions that share our passion for conservation while spreading the virtues of our institution to an expanded audience. If we are to have a sustainable future, all communities must participate.
We are committed to procuring goods and services from certified minority and women businesses that are capable of meeting our business requirements. If you are a certified minority and/or women owned business, please continue reading to learn more about doing business with CZS. Please see the FAQ or contact Jo-Elle Mogerman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about our program.
The Society contracts with vendors for a wide variety of projects, goods and services throughout the year. We obtain bids from vendors for projects, goods and services over $5K. Contracts are generally awarded to the lowest qualified bidder.
To determine whether a firm has the financial and organizational resources necessary to bid and construct the project under consideration. The Society requires all firms to submit a Contractor’s Prequalification Statement (MS Word document) be considered for capital projects.
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