Notre Dame's procurement team works to increase small and diverse suppliers in bidding processes

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The procurement services team in the division of finance is committed to increasing mutually beneficial ways to engage with the city of South Bend, region and even the state of Indiana. With the help of several campus partners, the procurement team recently created and is now implementing a master subcontracting plan aimed at increasing the participation of diverse and small businesses in the University’s RFP (request for proposals) process. They are already seeing positive results. Read more here.


Economic Impact

Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.

The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well.

Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.

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$2.46 billion annual economic impact within the region

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Public Affairs is the Notre Dame liaison for areas that include business, state and local government, nonprofit organizations, preK-12 education and community engagement.

In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit