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Doing Business with the St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are committed to aggressively seeking qualified vendors who desire to enter into a mutually beneficial relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have centralized purchasing to be more efficient, cost effective and diverse in our spending as an organization.

We seek to provide opportunities to local and national companies, as well as minority and women-owned businesses that are capable of providing the team with commodities and services through a competitive bid process.

Because diversity and inclusion are vital to our organization, the St. Louis Cardinals participate in Major League Baseball's Diverse Business Partners program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the initial step in becoming a St. Louis Cardinals supplier?
Complete and submit the supplier profile questionnaire below along with any additional information describing your company. Also, companies can email purchasing@cardinals.com to inquire about potential bid opportunities.

What criteria do you use when selecting a supplier?
We are looking for companies that offer a product or service of high quality that is competitively priced and comes with an assurance of excellent service.

How can I learn more about the Major League Baseball Diverse Business Partners Program?
The MLB Diverse Business Partners program promotes efficiency and profitability for Major League Baseball and its Clubs while extending Baseball's ability to contribute to the economic strength and well-being of diverse communities. For more information, go to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/mlb_official_info_diverse.jsp

What is the Benefit of registering as an MLB Diverse Business Partner?
You can learn more about business opportunities with MLB, as well as the thirty clubs in MLB. You may also register to do business as part of the MLB Diverse Business Partner Supplier Gateway, allowing you to bid on work with other MLB teams and the league. To sign up now, go to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/mlb_official_info_diverse.jsp?content=supplier

What qualifies a business as minority-owned?
A business which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more minority individuals.

What qualifies a business as woman-owned?
A business which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more non-minority woman.

What is certification?
Certification is a process of verifying the status of vendors who participate in procurement programs designed to foster opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. It is the means by which program initiatives are able to confirm that their efforts are benefitted by credible minority and women entrepreneurs. There are a number of certifying agencies which include Regional Purchasing and Supplier Development Councils as well as Federal, State and local Government agencies.

Does certification ensure that I will be able to do businesses with the St. Louis Cardinals?
No. The Diverse Partnership Program helps companies to be considered for potential business with the St. Louis Cardinals. However, it does not guarantee they will obtain that business.