At AGL Resources, we believe that supplier diversity brings innovation, quality and overall competitive value to our organization. Our suppliers are important to our success, and we are committed to maintaining a Supplier Diversity Program.
Supplier Diversity Program
The AGL Resources Supplier Diversity program develops relationships with and increases opportunities for diverse suppliers that provide quality, competitive prices and services. We believe supplier diversity makes good business sense.
Our policy is to help diverse suppliers develop their businesses to maximize their opportunities with us. All AGL Resources buyers are encouraged to consider direct contracts and to recommend that our prime suppliers provide subcontracting opportunities to diverse suppliers.
AGL Resources strongly encourages our primary suppliers to provide meaningful contracting opportunities to firms owned by minorities and women. Because we understand the value added by the development of diverse businesses, we promote supplier diversity throughout our existing supply base.
We consider second-tier supplier diversity (subcontracting) by our primary suppliers to be an important component of our Supplier Diversity Program. AGL Resources evaluates supplier diversity in our RFP decision matrix, and we ask that our primary suppliers participate in our Supplier Diversity Program (including reporting on supplier diversity efforts).
Primary suppliers participating in the AGL Resources second-tier program are asked to please report their quarterly spending with diverse suppliers by completing a reporting form.
AGL Resources employees who make and/or influence purchasing decisions have access to a supplier database that contains contact information for businesses nationwide. This supplier database enables employees to search by product/service, company name or business classification, which helps us identify businesses to include in RFPs/RFQs/RFIs.
In order for your business to be pre-approved to compete for procurement opportunities, your company’s information must be submitted online via our registration/pre-approval form. (Please note: Providing the requested information about your company does not guarantee a contract and/or procurement opportunity.)
We are committed to developing our suppliers. Registered suppliers have access to information, purchasing employees and overall business development opportunities through in-house trade shows, newsletters and other activities. Supplier Connections will also help suppliers develop strategic relationships with employees who make purchasing decisions at AGL Resources and with first- and second-tier suppliers.
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