Doing business with Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota purchases a variety of products and services including:

  • • consulting
    • information technology
    • facilities and general maintenance
    • promotional products
    • temporary labor
    • advertising
    • marketing
    • research
  • Supplier diversity

Blue Cross is committed to supplier diversity. Our success depends on our ability to reduce costs, innovate and deliver better services. Diverse suppliers play a key role in helping us achieve these goals. We encourage our buyers to include diverse suppliers in the competitive bidding process wherever and whenever possible. More about supplier diversity at Blue Cross .

Supplier registration process
We want to give all businesses offering the services listed above the opportunity to become a Blue Cross supplier.  We invite you to register as a potential supplier by following the instructions below.

Step 1: Complete our supplier registration forms

Complete a supplier registration form:

Be sure to review our Code of Business Conduct (PDF).

Step 2: We may contact you

After completing the registration process, you will be registered as a supplier. You may be invited to bid on certain goods and services. However, registering is not a guarantee that you’ll be selected to do business with us. We choose suppliers using several factors, including pricing, delivery capacities, service and innovation.

We’ll contact you if you’re chosen to submit a bid. You may be asked to submit catalogs, quotations or other information to help us complete the bid process. We ask that you please fill these requests promptly.

If you have questions about the registration process, please e-mail Corporate Purchasing at