Frequently Asked Questions
I want to sell my products or services to Kaiser Permanente. What do I need to do?
Register on our online portal, which is a database of suppliers/service providers interested in doing business with Kaiser Permanente.
How do I know if you received my information on-line?
You will receive an email notification once you’ve completed the registration process.
How long does it take to process my information?
Once you’ve completed the registration process, your information is immediately available on our Supplier Registration portal.
I have registered on-line. Now what? How do I get a contract?
Complete the Supplier Information Template to inform us of your capabilities, which will assist us with referring your company to our decision-makers.
Where can I find a list of buyers for Kaiser Permanente? How can I find the name of the buyer that purchases my products and services?
Kaiser Permanente does not release buyer names and contact information; however, our National Supplier Diversity staff works proactively with purchasers to provide exposure for diversity suppliers.
Does Kaiser Permanente require certification from diverse suppliers?
Yes. Certification is the verification of ownership status for companies that declare they are minority, woman, veteran, disabled, or LGBTQ+ owned. We accept certifications from the following third-party certifying agencies and their regional affiliates:
- National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- National Veterans Business Development Council (NBDC)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its local chapters
- Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBEC) / Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West)
We also accept certifications from federal, state, and local certification agencies including: