Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

ISC Solutions strongly believes that our supplier base should reflect the markets and customers we serve, and maintain our high standards of service and pricing. Our primary objectives:

  • Provide a fair, level playing field for diverse, minority-owned and women-owned businesses to compete on the basis of superior service and pricing;
  • Increase growth of contracts with diverse businesses and monitor progress against established goals;
  • Communicate the value and business case for supplier diversity internally and externally and
  • Partner with other organizations, diversity groups and our prime supplier base to increase Direct Tier 2 opportunities.

Certification Criteria

The ISC Solutions Supplier Diversity Program recognizes prospective suppliers certified by a third party agency. The primary agencies we recognize are listed below:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
U.S. Small Business Administration Program (SBA)

We seek to establish ongoing relationships with suppliers who are certified as 51% owned and operated by business owners referenced in the following categories:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
    • African American
    • Asian
    • Hispanic
    • Native American
  • Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VET)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)

Supplier Diversity Events

ISC Solutions is active in many local, regional and national organizations, and we seek to assist diverse, minority and women-owned businesses to compete on the basis of superior service and price. For a listing of the events that we attend on an annual basis, please see below. 

 
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council
45th Annual Opportunity Fair

Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
31st Annual Michigan Minority Procurement Conference and Trade Fair

South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
38th Annual Ohio Business Opportunity Fair

Rainbow Push Coalition
41st Annual Conference of the Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizenship Educational Fund

GM Corporation
2012 GM Matchmaker

Chrysler Corporation
2012 Chrysler Matchmaker

Ford Motor Company & APACC
2012 Leadership Excellence Networking Reception

 Rainbow Push Coalition
13 Annual Global Automotive and Energy Summit

National Minority Supplier Development Council
2012 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair

Toyota North American Corporation
2012 Toyota Opportunity Exchange

 

For more information on Supplier Diversity contact Richard Counts (rcounts@iscsupplysolutions.com).