Supplier Diversity 

Small and diverse businesses drive our economy on both the national and local levels. Promoting an environment for these businesses to thrive is important to Fusion OEM, and we are taking steps to accomplish this by fostering an inclusive procurement process that provides the maximum opportunity for small and diverse businesses to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services. An additional benefit of ensuring that these suppliers are included in the procurement process is increased competition, which leads to lower costs and increased levels of innovation, service and product quality. By utilizing and partnering with small and diverse companies, Fusion OEM will continue to build a supplier base that contributes to our competitive advantage.

In addition to small businesses, Fusion OEM is interested in engaging with businesses that fall into one or more of the following diversity categories:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender -owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)
  • Disability-owned Business Enterprises
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Zone)
  • Veteran-owned Businesses (VBE)
  • Service-disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVBE)

These businesses must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by persons who fit into one of these categories.  MBE, WBE, LGBTBE and SDVOB businesses must be certified as such by an independent certification agency.  Owners of businesses that fall into the other categories must be willing to sign a self-classification affidavit.

Fusion OEM’s Supplier Diversity efforts include:

  • Identifying services / products that are well represented by small and diverse businesses and pro-actively reach out to qualified vendors when sourcing opportunities are available
  • Providing all Fusion OEM personnel who are involved in the acquisition of goods and services adequate tools and training to enhance their understanding of and ability to meet our supplier diversity goals and objectives

 

Reflecting the communities we serve is an important part of how we do business. For more information, contact us.