Hopkins - which includes Johns Hopkins University and Health System - plans to leverage its role as the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore to create lasting economic opportunities in the city. Through HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins will build on its existing community partnerships, projects with city schools, and job training programs to sustain healthier, safer, and more vibrant communities.
"We are proud to launch this new initiative to build a stronger Baltimore by promoting economic growth and employment opportunities. This joint effort will guide us to engage city residents when we build, hire, and buy, and help us encourage other employers to invest in Baltimore as well." Ronald J. Daniels, President, JHU and Ronald R. Peterson, President, JHHS
The Procurement Departments for the university and health system have partnered to increase spend by $6 million over the next three years with Baltimore City suppliers that provide a strong competitive offering in select categories. Those categories include:
Helping those local businesses thrive and grow is also a part of our commitment.
- We will work with suppliers outside of Baltimore City to include development plans in their contracts. These development plans will outline steps a company will take to support the city economy through hiring, sourcing, or investing with the goal being to have 24 plans in place over three years
- Increase outreach to local, minority, and women-owned businesses and engage them in the competitive bidding process
Hopkins Local will require a unified effort from us all, and we plan to help you by providing the tools you need to support the initiative.
Doing business with local and traditionally underutilized suppliers helps us to better serve the communities in which we live and work. Procurement will build and maintain a database of local & diverse suppliers called a Vendor Guide that will allow us to hear new ideas, apply different approaches, and gain access to additional solutions that respond to our needs.
Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff - If you have an upcoming project or a need for goods and services, please submit it to buyLocal@jhu.edu, and we'll get you connected to a local supplier.
Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff - Access our Vendor Guide, which highlights local firms by spend category.
Baltimore City Companies - Email email@example.com to share your capabilities and request to meet with a member of the Procurement team.