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Learn how you can do business with Verizon as a diverse supplier, and read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about our supplier diversity and inclusion program.

 

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

Is supplier diversity and inclusion part of your corporate social responsibility program?

Yes, supplier diversity and inclusion is one of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) priorities. You can read more in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

I have registered in the Supplier Database. What are the next steps?

Once you have registered in the database, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your information was submitted successfully. After the form is reviewed, if there is a match to your company’s core competency areas and Verizon’s needs, you may be contacted.

Does supplier registration make me a “preferred” or approved supplier?

No. Registration in Verizon’s Supplier Database does not certify a firm as a “preferred” or “approved” supplier. Registration gives us access to your company’s information. We will use the information in the database as a source of potential suppliers to consider when an appropriate opportunity arises in our sourcing process.

Does supplier registration guarantee an award of a Verizon contract or placement on a bid list?

No. Supplier registration does not guarantee business with Verizon or any other Verizon affiliates or subsidiaries. Registration also does not obligate Verizon to place any supplier on a bidders list. Registration gives us access to your company’s information. We will use the information in the database as a source of potential suppliers to consider when an appropriate opportunity arises in our sourcing process.

I am a certified minority, woman, veteran, service-disabled veteran, LGBT and/or disability owned supplier. How can I do business with Verizon?

Verizon’s process to do business with potential suppliers is the same for all suppliers. To be considered for doing business with Verizon, you must first register in the Supplier Database. Register Now.

Does Verizon certify diverse suppliers?

Verizon does not certify diverse suppliers. We recognize certifications from third party organizations and/or government agencies approved by the supplier diversity and inclusion program. Some certifications we recognize include:

 

Does Verizon require non-diverse suppliers to use specific diverse suppliers?

No, Verizon does not dictate which companies non-diverse suppliers should use as subcontractors. However, supplier diversity and inclusion is a shared corporate responsibility, and Verizon has a robust Tier 2 program in which non-diverse suppliers honor Tier 2 commitments by actively engaging with certified diverse businesses, and report quarterly in our Tier 2 portal.