Supplier Diversity

We at Carestream Health, Inc. consider it vitally important to enhance our diverse supplier base. Compliance to government mandate is important, but first and foremost is our obligation to the communities that include our customers. Carestream Health is committed to being a leader in promoting supplier diversity. Engaging diverse suppliers gives Carestream Health the advantage of tapping the best, most agile, and innovative companies.

If your company offers innovative products and services that can provide Carestream Health with creative ways to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity, we want to know about you.

 
 

About Us

The Supplier Diversity Office provides services and support to Carestream Health through identifying/promoting the utilization of diverse supplier resources.

Located in Rochester, New York, the Supplier Diversity Team supports the initiatives of the corporation's diverse spending goals in various manufacturing locations throughout North America (Rochester, New York, Atlanta, Ga, Oakdale, Minnesota; Windsor, Colorado, White City, Oregon)


Corporate Policy for Small Business Diversity - Statement of Policy

It is the policy of Carestream Health, Inc. to utilize diverse businesses in our supplier base in order to expand opportunities for all segments of society to experience economic progress and competitive advantage.

  • The company's Supplier Diversity Program places special emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses, as well as other recognized diverse businesses. Towards this end, personnel responsible for procurement and contracting operations will seek out and promote the competitive participation of diverse businesses in the performance of contracts led by the company.
  • Carestream Health will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and executive orders designed to encourage utilization of small disadvantaged businesses. The company will continue to drive to meet aggressive goals with minority and women-owned suppliers, and other pertinent goals established by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Periodic utilization reports will be submitted to upper management of the company for review.
  • All personnel associated with the company's procurement activities will be made aware of this policy. These employees are expected to commit themselves to its implementation through integration into purchasing and distribution strategies, procedures, and good faith efforts.

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Products and Services We Purchase

Carestream Health uses many products and services in day-to-day business. The following is a broad sample of those commodities we are interested in purchasing.

What We Buy

Imaging Materials Manufacturing   Equipment Manufacturing   Non-Manufacturing Goods & Services
  • Capital Equipment & Services
  • Construction
  • Fuels & Energy
  • Manufactured Services
  • MRO & Spare Parts
  • Packaging Supplies
  • Research & Development
  • Site Services
  • Logistics
  • Marketing Services
  • Professional Services
  • Travel/Fleet
  • Circuit Boards
  • Electrical Components
  • Metal Frames & Components
  • Plastics
  • Systems & Software
  • Service & Repair
  • IT-Services
  • IT-Telecom
  • Advertising
  • Benefits
  • Contract Labor
  • Facilities
  • IT-3rd Party Software
  • IT-Desktop/Midrange

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Requirements/Definitions

The following requirements and definitions outline the different types of registered businesses Carestream Health, Inc. is interested in. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Small Business

To qualify as small business, a business concern eligible for assistance from SBA, as a small business is one that is organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States. It must operate primarily within the United States or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. Together with its affiliates, it must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations, 13 CFR 121. To determine the size standard of your business, visit the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Size Standards home page

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

To qualify as a MBE, the firm must be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, those minority group members control the management and daily operations. Minority group members are defined as:

  • Asian-Indian - A U.S. citizen whose origins are from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
  • Asian-Pacific - A U.S. citizen whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas.
  • African-American - A U.S. citizen having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • Hispanic - A U.S. citizen of true-born Hispanic heritage, from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Basin, only.
  • Native American - A person who is an American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and regarded as such by the community of which the person claims to be a part. Native Americans must be documented members of a North American tribe, band or otherwise organized group of native people who are indigenous to the continental United States and proof can be provided through a Native American Blood Degree Certificate (i.e., tribal registry letter, tribal roll register number). To certify your business as an MBE, contact your local SBA office to register as a "Small Disadvantaged Business" or 8(a) corporation on SBA Pro-Net or visit the National Minority Supplier Development Council home page.
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

To qualify as a WBE, the firm must be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women members. Ownership by female individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by the woman or women members. Woman-owned businesses can be certified in any of three ways:

  • Register with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Register with the National Women Business Owners Corporation
  • Current state or municipal certifications clearly stating woman-owned status (subject to review)

Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

To qualify as an LGBTBE, the firm must be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons. Ownership by LGBT individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by the LGBT person or LGBT persons.

To certify your business as an LGBT-owned business, please visit the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce homepage.

"8(a)"

The applicant firm must be a small business, must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States, and must demonstrate potential for success. To certify your business as 8(a), visit the SBA 8(a) Business Development home page. Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

To qualify as small disadvantaged business a firm can be found to be qualified SDB concern, if:

  1. A small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, and Native Americans are presumed to quality. Other individuals can qualify if they show by a " preponderance of the evidence" that they are disadvantaged.
  2. All individuals must have a net worth of less than $750,000, excluding the equity of the business and primary residence.
  3. All applicants must also meet applicable size standards for small businesses in their industry. To become SDB certified, visit the SBA SDB home page.

HUBZone

To participate in the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, a concern must be determined to be a "qualified HUBZone small business concern." A firm can be found to be a qualified HUBZone concern, if:

  1. It is small
  2. It is located in an "historically underutilized business zone" (HUBZone)
  3. It is owned and controlled by one or more U.S. Citizens, and
  4. At least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone.

To see if your business is located a HUBZone or to become HUBZone certified, visit the HUBZone home page.

Veteran-Owned Business (VOB)

Business must meet the requirements as a Small Business. It must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a U.S. Veteran or Veterans possessing a discharge other than dishonorable.

Veteran-owned business can be certified two ways:

  1. Register with SBA Veterans' Program
  2. Register with SBA Pro-net

Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (DVOB)

Business must meet the requirements as a Small Business. It must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a U.S. Veteran or Veterans possessing a discharge other than dishonorable. Disability may be any degree that was acquired or aggravated during active service.

Veteran-owned business can be certified two ways:

  1. Register with SBA Veterans' Program
  2. Register with SBA Pro-net

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How to Create a Profile

Create a Profile

To be considered as one of our suppliers, complete the online form. This form will capture your business information into our prospective supplier database.

The information you provide may be shared with other companies who are engaged in a search for diverse suppliers.

Your Company Profile

Please note: This form in no way obligates Carestream Health, Inc. nor guarantees business. It does, however, provide us with a clear understanding of your firm's capabilities and experience. We will contact you for bidding, in the event that your company profile matches our requirements. The website confirmation of your company profile will be the only communication you will receive until we have a need to contact you for additional information.

Currently, we are unable to accept applications from businesses outside the United States and its respective territories.

Thank you for considering participation in our program.

Some questions ask specific information regarding business categories and ethnicity. Please refer to our Requirements and Definitions section for a reference to these questions.

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