Eligibility & Criteria

Thank you for your interest in applying for consideration as a candidate for the CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers. As part of its commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health has partnered with the Center for Workforce & Professional Development at the University College at Roger Williams University to create a new, customized professional development program – CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers.

  • The objective of the educational program is to help diverse suppliers gain critical management skills. The Center for Workforce & Professional Development and CVS Health collaborated on the development of the curriculum with: National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Disability:In, Supply RI, Rainbow Push Coalition, National Veteran-Owned Business Association, National Veteran Business Development Council, Rainbow Push Coalition, National Minority Development Council, Disability:In, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

The curriculum offers training opportunities for diverse suppliers to expand their capacity, skill level and growth potential in areas such as marketing, finance, leadership, business innovation and human resources. 

Fifteen (15) diverse suppliers will be selected to participate in the program. While there are many benefits to participating in this program, please note that participation in no way guarantees business or preferred treatment from CVS Health and/or its procurement team.

Requirement for program participation includes:

  • Suppliers must have been in business for at least three years
  • Suppliers must have between $500,000 - $10 million in annual revenue over the last three years
  • Must be a supplier of one or more of the professional services listed below:

Building Maintenance Services

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  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Exterminating
  • Heating/Ventilation
  • Janitorial
  • Landscaping
  • Scavenger
  • Security
  • Machines Equipment
  • Paper Stock

Building Trades/Contractors

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  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Excavating/Grading
  • General Contractors
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers

Business Services

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  • Art Dealers
  • Audio-Visual Production
  • Commercial Art/Graphic Design
  • Environmental Protection Services
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Photography
  • Printing Services
  • Protective Services
  • Telecommunication Services
  • Travel Services
  • Data Processing
  • Employment Search/Temporary Service
  • Keypunching
  • Lettering/Sign Services


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  • Containers/Packaging
  • General Office Supplies
  • Machinery Tools
  • Pallets/Skids
  • Plastic/Rubber Molded Products
  • Office Supplies
  • Bindery Services
  • Catering
  • Computer Supplies

Office Supplies/Furniture

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  • Computer Supplies
  • Data/Word Processing Supplies
  • Machines Equipment
  • Paper Stock
  • Repair/Refinishing

Retail Services

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  • Materials
  • Products
  • Services

Professional Services

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  • Accounting
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Architectural/Engineering
  • Banking
  • Insurance/Bonding
  • Legal Services
  • Management Consultant
  • Meeting Planning
  • Personnel/Human Resources
  • Psychological Services
  • Public Relations
  • Security Consulting Services
  • Space Planning/Interior Design
  • Travel Consultant