Working with Diverse Partners

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center encourages opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBE), women-owned enterprises (WBE), service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOB), small businesses and other disadvantaged business programs.

Since 2018, New York State has graded all agencies and authorities on their MWBE programs. The grade is based on timeliness of reporting, compliance with regulations and effectiveness of the program. 

Roswell Park is one of the founding members of the Buffalo Purchasing Initiative, where a group of organizations in Buffalo come together in an effort to put a focus on spending with minority-owned businesses. Roswell Park received the Best of Buffalo Purchasing Initiative Award for Best Overall Performance this past year.

Roswell Park has contracted with over 250 certified MWBEs since 2018, hosted meetings with community leaders to discuss and bring down barriers to entry contracting with Roswell Park, and, as a result, assisted 40 organizations with successfully completing the MWBE Certification process via one-on-one help and facilitated workshops.

Roswell spent a total of $43,427,378 with certified MWBEs from 2018 to 2020. New York State’s MWBE spend goal is 30%. Roswell Park has exceeded the New York State goal every year since 2014. Below is the data for each of our past 4 years:

  • 2018 - 38.4%
  • 2019 - 42%
  • 2020 - 32.9%
  • 2021 - 35.9%

Within Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

For the Roswell Park community who are searching for a local and/or MWBE or SDVOB to potentially conduct business, the Procurement Office offers an easy-to-use link.

Outside Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

For Minority, Women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, small and local businesses who are looking to develop a relationship with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center please visit the following website:

To subscribe to the New York State Contract Reporter

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center welcomes the participation of MWBE and SDVOB's seeking to do business with us. We believe that doing business with these suppliers strengthens the community and expands the opportunities for Roswell Park to purchase quality goods and services at cost-effective prices.

Contact information

For more information on Purchasing Services, please contact:

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Materials Management
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-5954
Fax: 716-845-8303

For more information on contracts, please contact:

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contract Managers
Main Office
Phone 716-845-5954
Fax: 716-845-8303

Debora Alessi
Executive Director of Purchasing - 716-845-8707

Tamara Greer-Clemons
Supplier Diversity Coordinator - 716-845-8497

Mary Claire Zanti
Purchasing Coordinator - 716-845-5954