A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Presidio recognizes the immense importance of supplier diversity as a catalyst for economic development within the communities in which we live and provide services to. We are dedicated to all aspects of fostering diversity on our team, and we believe in providing an equal opportunity for our suppliers. We are committing to maximizing the inclusion of certified Small, Minority, Women, Service Disabled Veteran, Veteran Owned, LGBTQ, Persons with Disabilities owned businesses as well as businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HubZones).
Our Supplier Diversity Program is an integral part of our Sourcing, Procurement, and Sales processes. The success of Presidio and our society depends on opening doors for diverse businesses to increasingly share in the growth of the global economy.
At Presidio we uphold the values of supplier diversity and seek to broaden the impact if has on our community. When our communities succeed, we all win!
– Bob Cagnazzi, CEO
“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today”
– Lou Holtz
Supplier Diversity at Presidio
Presidio fervently believes in the importance of supplier diversity and is committed to ensuring that it is an integral part of our strategic sourcing, procurement and sales processes. We know that both the success of our organization and society at large depends on including Diverse Business Enterprises in the nation’s economic growth. Our commitment is to maximize Diverse Business Enterprises’ participation through the development of mutually beneficial business relationships. Presidio is committed to maximizing the inclusion of Minority-, Women-, Veteran-, Service-Disabled Veteran-, Disabled-, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) – owned businesses as well as businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones) and Small Businesses. We accomplish this by:
- Sourcing goods and services from high-performing diverse businesses.
- Embedding Supplier Diversity within our corporate culture
- Ensuring compliance with all aspects of Supplier Diversity spend requirements
- Integrating Supplier Diversity in the procurement, sourcing, and sales strategic plans
- Focusing on efficiencies and continuous improvement
- Enhancing the economic vibrancy of the communities we serve
- Maintaining relationships with local, regional, and national Diversity organizations (i.e.: NMSDC, WBENC)
- Facilitating training on the philosophy, policies, and methodologies of Supplier Diversity
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN ACTION
To qualify as a:
Small business, the company must qualify as a small business as defined within the NAICS size standards established by the Small Business Administration. Click here for details.
Woman-Owned business, the business must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman or group of women. A woman owner or female designate must also hold the highest office within the company on a day-to-day basis. The woman managing the day-to-day operations must possess industry expertise.
Veteran-Owned business, as defined in section 3(q) of the US Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)) and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s), the small business must be: (i) at least 51% unconditionally owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)); or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is unconditionally owned by one or more veterans; and (ii) whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more veterans.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business, as defined in section 3(q) of the US Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)) and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) implementing SDVOSBC Program Regulations (13 C.F.R. 125), the small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disabled veterans, the home office must be located in the United States and the home office cannot be a branch or subsidiary of a foreign corporation, foreign firm or other foreign based business. A disabled veteran is a veteran of the U.S. Military, Naval or Air service.
HUBZone business, as defined by the US Small Business Administration, the small business must be controlled by a U.S. citizen with a principal office located in a HUBZone. Thirty-Five percent of its employees must also reside in a HUBZone. Click here for details.
Small Disadvantaged-Owned business, a small business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged persons. The disadvantaged person must be socially disadvantaged and economically disadvantaged. Click here for details.
Person with Disability-Owned business, company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, managed, and controlled by individuals with a disability or service-disabled veterans who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender (LGBT)-owned business, a company must be a US based business concern which is at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by an LGBT person or persons. Have its principle place of business (headquarters) in the United States. Note: State and Local Governmental diversity certifications may require additional qualifying criteria.
Minority-Owned business, company must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by one or more U.S. citizens from any of the following ethnic groups: Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.
CERTIFICATIONS AND VERIFICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM:
- Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Department of Veterans Affairs or National Veteran-owned Business Association
- US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
- Registration in the Federal System for Award Management or self-certification, if requested. Small Business Administration (SBA) National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Presidio also accepts certification by state/local agencies and entities, such as the North Carolina Department of Administration (NC HUB Certification), NYC DoITT, etc.
DIVERSE SUPPLIER REGISTRATION
For suppliers looking to partner with Presidio through our Supplier Diversity Program, here are a few basics for starting the process:
3. Suppliers will be informed if there is a need for their product and/or service, a Presidio representative will contact you with information regarding the next steps and other pertinent details.
4. Even if there is no current need, the supplier information will remain in our database for future sourcing opportunities.
Please note: Diverse Supplier Registration only qualifies your company for consideration in the bidding process. It does not guarantee that your company will be awarded business with Presidio.