Tap IN - Supplier Development/Strategic Outreach

Supplier Development is an essential element of WSSC Water’s strategy for developing a world-class integrated supply chain. The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion provides numerous resources for our suppliers in support of their continuous improvement and development as sustainable diverse and small, local businesses.

The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion hosts a series of in-depth educational and training seminars throughout the fiscal year.

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Understanding the Appendix A and Good Faith Efforts Guide Training

(In Person and Via WebEx)

To help vendors/suppliers understand the information presented in the Appendix A solicitation document and how to prepare their response to the requested MBE/SLBE participation requirements.

Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Technical Assistance Workshop

To assist vendors interested in becoming an approved SLBE in the Commission’s Program.

How to Navigate WSSC Water's Supplier Portal

To assist firms with registering in WSSC Water’s

Supplier Portal, navigating the Supplier Portal, uploading MBE Certification Letters, researching past solicitations and viewing registered suppliers.

Solicitation 101

To educate firms on WSSC Water's solicitation process and give tips on how to submit a quality and compliant proposal.

Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Supplier Appointments

Meetings with suppliers are held the second Thursday of each month. Meeting times are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

All suppliers wishing to schedule a meeting with the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion must email a completed copy of the Supplier Meeting Request Form to supplierdiversity@wsscwater.com

Strategic Outreach

The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion continues to cultivate and expand relationships with the business community and professional and trade organizations. Our strategic outreach efforts are targeted to prepare the market and develop the base of diverse suppliers needed to support WSSC Water’s supply chain.

Contact the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at supplierdiversity@wsscwater.com to invite us to participate in your upcoming event or for a list of the events we are hosting and attending this month.

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