On this section of the Adtalem website are the policies and practices required for all suppliers. Organizations interested in becoming a supplier to Adtalem and its family of institutions are required to read and adhere to the Supply Management Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct. These policies reflect Adtalem’s commitment to the highest ethical standards. The Purchase Order Terms and Conditions allow for building solid relationships with our suppliers.
OUR MISSIONThe Supply Management Organization brings total value management to the Adtalem family of institutions and its students by applying skills and experience to the procurement of goods and services.
We fulfill our mission by forming mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers. The relationships combine Adtalem’s demand for quality, cost effectiveness and ethical business practices with our suppliers’ willingness and ability to provide those elements.
Supply Management Organization
Adtalem Global Education
3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5799
Hours of operation for the Supply Management Organization are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday.
SUPPLIER SALES CALLSThe members of the Supply Management Organization meet with suppliers by appointment only. Cold calls and visits without a specific purpose will not be honored. The Supplier Introduction Form is the method for informing the Supply Management Organization of a supplier's capabilities.
SUPPLIER INTRODUCTION PROCESSAfter completion and submittal of the Supplier Introduction Form, the supplier's information will be reviewed for applicability to Adtalem's needs and requirements. The suppliers will either be contacted shortly thereafter if immediate needs exist, or the suppliers' information will be retained for future opportunities. Adtalem is under no obligation to (a) contact a supplier or (b) form a business relationship with a supplier because the Supplier Introduction Form was submitted.
REQUIREMENTS FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH AdtalemThe Supply Management Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct provide details on Adtalem's business requirements. The following summaries are highlighted for emphasis.
Adtalem expects our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, including laws related to employment practices, discrimination, environment and health and safety. Suppliers who violate such laws will be replaced.
Protecting the privacy of our students' data is a top priority for Adtalem, and we have implemented strict data privacy practices. Suppliers that must be provided access to students' data are responsible to preserve the integrity, security and confidentiality of all such data.
Adtalem does not allow its suppliers to publicize its relationship with Adtalem or its institutions, nor to display the Adtalem logo, or those of its institutions, unless specifically allowed to do so under written approval. Such approval is for one purpose and one use and is not transferrable to other uses.
Suppliers may not offer any gratuity, gift, favor or advantage to any Adtalem colleague. Exceptions to this policy are business meals and marketing items such as pens, calendars and advertising items of low cost.
Adtalem is proud to serve a culturally and ethnically diverse student population. We are committed to diversity among the suppliers we choose to provide products and services to our students and to our organization.
All suppliers claiming minority, women and disabled status must submit certification from organizations qualified to validate suppliers’ diverse status. Adtalem will accept certifications from numerous organizations, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), http://www.nmsdc.org, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), http://wbenc.org/.