Who can take part in the supplier diversity program?

Who is this for?

Learn more about who can take part in the supplier diversity program.

If you're interested in taking part in the supplier diversity program, this information can help you figure our if you're eligible.

We’re committed to working with more minorities, women and other diverse businesses. Our program is made up of two tiers:

Tier I Program

We contract with diverse suppliers. These businesses are 51 percent or more owned and operated by:

  • Women
  • Minorities
  • Service-disabled veterans
  • Veterans
  • Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Out of all the money we spend on direct purchases and Tier I contracts:

  • At least 15 percent goes to minority-owned businesses
  • At least 12.5 percent goes to women-owned businesses

Tier II Program

We encourage our primary contractors to use diverse suppliers when they work with us. We also ask them to let us know how much they spend with those diverse suppliers. This program creates more meaningful business opportunities for diverse businesses.


To participate in our supplier diversity program, a business needs to fall into one or more of these classifications: