Read more about our commitment to supplier diversity development and how we strive to include diverse suppliers in our procurement practices.
We are committed to strengthening the economy and improving our communities, and supplier diversity plays a critical role in how we do that. We realize that small, minority-owned, women-owned and other diverse businesses play a vital role in the economic well-being of our communities.
Supplier diversity development also supports our vision of being an innovative policy and services leader for America’s economy, advances our widely acknowledged and respected diversity and inclusion practices, and enables us to deliver the best overall solutions to our constituents. Engaging a diverse pool of highly qualified suppliers better enables us to drive down costs through increased competition, deliver high quality products and services to constituents, produce innovative and flexible solutions, provide enhanced customer service, streamline processes, and mitigate risk of supply chain disruptions.
We promote diversity growth in our supplier base through the following process:
Please see “What Is a Diverse Supplier?”
See definitions for more detailed information on diverse business classifications.
To uphold the integrity of our supplier diversity development process, we require that all suppliers seeking to participate in it be certified as a women- or minority-owned business by one of our recognized certifying agencies.
For more information about certification, contact one of our recognized certifying agencies.
No. We do not guarantee work for any supplier. We are committed to providing access and opportunity for diverse suppliers to compete for our businesses.