Supplier Diversity

Diverse businesses we work with include:

  • Small businesses.
  • Women-owned.
  • LGBT-owned.
  • Disabled-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • HUBZone Small Businesses.

Certification examples:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • State/Local Government, or PPL’s 4890 Supplier Classification Form which must be hand signed by an officer of your company.

PPL requires all its 1st Tier Suppliers (diverse and non-diverse) to provide monthly reports of their spend with their diverse suppliers (PPL Tier II Indirect spend). The information provided is used in the aggregate to file various reports required by federal, state, and local advocacy organizations.

Tier II reporting program guidelines

 

Definitions of Diverse Suppliers

  • A small business is a firm, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, and that qualifies as a small business under the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) definitions.
  • A women-owned business must be at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens.
  • A LGBT-owned business must be at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered individuals who are U.S. citizens.
  • A disabled-owned business includes those businesses whose owners are disabled under the definitions of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. This includes nonprofit agencies or programs that promote the interests of the disabled or agencies that have a work force of 51 percent or more disabled workers.
  • A HUBZone (requires Small Business Administration certification) must be: (a) small, (b) located in a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), (c) owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, and (d) at least 35 percent of its employees reside in a HUBZone.
  • A small disadvantaged business must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans and Native Americans are presumed to qualify. (Other individuals can qualify if they show a preponderance of evidence that they are disadvantaged. All individuals must have a net worth of less than $750,000 excluding the equity of the business and primary residence.)
  • A veteran-owned small business must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more veterans, and the management and daily business operations of which must be controlled by one or more veterans.
  • A service-disabled veteran-owned small business must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans and the management and daily business operations of which must be controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans.