Supplier / Vendor Information
Partners HealthCare values the services of our suppliers / vendors and wants to provide the information needed to create ethical and effective working relationships.
Partners has established policies that govern our relationships with suppliers and other business partners / contractors. The resources below are designed to assist you to understand what we expect of ourselves and of those with whom we do business.
Policy on Interactions with Industry
Partners' policy on interactions with industry was developed and recommended by a physician and scientist-led commission on Interactions with Industry, designed to govern Partners' interactions with the pharmaceutical industry, medical device makers, and other suppliers.
Suppliers are encouraged to review our ethical standards section of this website to familiarize themselves with the how Partners HealthCare and its employees conduct business. You can also download a Guide to Ethical Standards at Partners HealthCare.
Gifts Between Suppliers & Partners Employees
Partners has adopted a comprehensive ban on gifts from vendors / suppliers. Please read Partners' Policy for Interactions with Industry and Other Outside Entities to learn about this change and other important standards governing the relationships between Partners suppliers and our employees, physicians, and volunteer leadership.
A letter to suppliers from Robert Damiano, Vice President for Compliance, Audit & Business Integrity at Partners and Lisa Scannell, Corporate Director of Supply Chain Management
Information and contacts for suppliers.
The Partners HealthCare Supplier Guide contains all of the information a potential supplier / vendor may need to learn about working with us.
The Supplier Diversity Program was designed to extend the Partners mission of community outreach; involve an increasingly more diverse group of suppliers to participate in the procurement operation; and maintain the highest quality patient care, research, education and financial standards.
The Partners HealthCare Supplier Guide will assist in complying with our policies and understanding the Partners procurement process.Read the Guide
Supplier Diversity Program
Contact Compliance & Business Integrity
Partners Compliance HelpLine: 1.800.856.1983