Supplier Diversity Program

Our mission is to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned enterprises (MWBEs). In addition, Zoo Atlanta encourages majority suppliers to support women and minority-owned firms through supplier development assistance, subcontracting opportunities, mentoring and/or the purchase of products from MWBE sources. We are committed to ensuring that our supplier diversity initiative strengthens the minority and women-owned businesses that are critical to the future of our business and the community we serve.

Doing Business as a Diverse Supplier

What We Buy
Procurement Opportunities

What is required to do business with Zoo Atlanta as a diverse supplier?
To be considered for business with Zoo Atlanta as a diverse supplier, the company must 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more persons from the following groups: 
  • African-American (includes persons whose origins are any of the black racial groups of Africa)
  • Asian-Pacific American (includes persons 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)
  • Asian-Indian American (includes persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh)
  • Hispanic-American (includes persons whose origins are from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean)
  • Native American (includes American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts or Native Hawaiians)
  • A woman-owned business (a company that is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women.)
Is certification required to do business with Zoo Atlanta?
Certification is not required. However, additional consideration is given to minority and woman- owned businesses that are certified with the following agencies:
What criteria is used to select a diverse supplier to do business with Zoo Atlanta?
The criteria we use to select a diverse supplier are the same used to select a majority supplier. Suppliers are selected based on product quality, value-added service, competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

What services does Zoo Atlanta buy/procure?
Accounting Services Architecture Services
Audio Visual Equipment & Services
Construction Services
Engineering Services
Food Service Supplies (paper plates, napkins, etc.)
Fundraising Services
Graphic Design Services
Horticulture Services
IT Services
Insurance Services
Janitorial Services & Supplies
Maintenance Services
Marketing Services
Medical Equipment
Office Furniture & Supplies
Printing Services
Produce & Hay
Public Relations Services
Security Services
Telecommunications Services

How can I learn about potential procurement opportunities at Zoo Atlanta?
To learn about potential procurement opportunities at Zoo Atlanta please visit the vendor opportunities page.
If you have additional questions about Zoo Atlanta’s Supplier Diversity Program, please contact us at: supplierdiversity@zooatlanta.org

Zoo Atlanta is a proud member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.