Glossary

Disability Owned Business

A disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) is a for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a person with a disability regardless of whether that business owner employs person(s) with a disability. Visit Disability:IN for additional details.

Diverse Supplier

Diverse suppliers/service providers are minority, woman, veteran, disabled, or LGBTQ+ owned-businesses.

LGBT Owned Business

A business which is at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) person or persons who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The company must exercise independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise, have its principle place of business (headquarters) in the United States and have formed as a legal entity in the United States. Visit National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for additional details.

Minority Owned Business

A business which is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual(s) who are U.S. citizens and their ancestry is African American, Asian-American, Native-American, or Hispanic-American. Visit the National Minority Supplier Development Council for additional details.

Prime Supplier

A Tier I supplier that provides products/services and invoices to Kaiser Permanente for goods and services rendered directly by that supplier.

Tier II Supplier

A supplier that provides products/services and invoices to the Prime Supplier for goods and services rendered directly or indirectly to Kaiser Permanente.

Veteran Owned Business

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a qualified veteran or veterans. Consult the Department of Veterans Administration and/or the appropriate state agency for further clarification.

Woman Owned Business

A woman owned business is a private business that is at least 51% owned by at least one woman. If the company is public, then 51% of the stocks must be owned by a woman. Visit Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).