Source Diverse Source Local

Source Diverse Source Local – is a public-private collaboration to strengthen inclusive procurement programs and build a resilient California-based supply chain.

Corporate Supply Chain Partners

Corporate leaders committed to Source Diverse Source Local

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About Source Diverse Source Local

Source Diverse Source Local is a public-private collaboration to strengthen an inclusive procurement and resilient California-based supply chain. The Source Diverse Source Local initiative will help meet the needs of California’s supply chain by supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in California’s procurement by taking the necessary steps to increase our dollars spent with diverse and/or local California businesses. In addition, share knowledge and best practices with small businesses to expand their opportunities with new vendors. This initiative will develop new and existing small businesses through procurement readiness programs to obtain manufacturing, government, and/or corporate contracts.

Corporate Supply Chain Partners

united airlines

United’s commitment to providing equal business opportunities is expressed through our Business Diversity Program.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is committed to the development of diverse suppliers and small businesses to drive growth and innovation in California.

prologis

Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets.

google

Our Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority-, women-, LGBT-, disability-, and veteran-owned businesses to Google opportunities.

ups

Supplier diversity is a winning strategy for our customers, people, communities, and investors.

Source Diverse Source Local Pledge

Expanding diverse and local California procurement strategies supports an equitable and resilient economic recovery in the state. California corporations and institutions with large goods and services acquisitions – can increase growth opportunities for diverse and/or local California firms and help propel job creation in the state. In 2019, California imported $408B worth of goods, many of them the same commodities that California produces in-state.1

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Strengthening the contract readiness of diverse and local California firms, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled suppliers, who often face barriers and lack access to supply chain opportunities, can help ensure that rebuilding a California strong supply chain benefits ALL California firms.

We are committed to strengthening inclusive procurement strategies and resilient supply chains.  We intend to be champions in our respective industries and leverage our corporate buying power to fight historic inequities and strengthen diverse and/or local California businesses. Accordingly, we resolve to:

Increase Diverse and/or Local Sourcing
We will support diversity, equity and inclusion in our procurement and take necessary steps to increase our dollars spent with diverse and/or local California businesses. We will strive to achieve impact and share outcomes by continuously assessing our sourcing, benchmarking our spending, and developing multi-year sustainable plans to exceed internal benchmarks. We will internally track and elevate relevant highlights and successes.

Improve Contract Accessibility
We commit to finding ways to better support diverse and/or local California firms as they navigate our procurement process to improve access to contract opportunities. This might include:

  1. Delivering transparent systems and clear points of contact to share contract opportunities and projected demand, and to provide more clarity and direction to vendors;
  2. Supporting internal or external outreach and technical assistance programs to attract new vendors, and provide education, training, mentorship and teaming programs to help diverse, local California businesses get contract ready and access opportunities; and/or,
  3. Supporting quick payments, providing working capital solutions, or partnering with capital providers to improve access to capital for vendors.

Serve as Leaders
We believe that sharing knowledge and best practices with the Source Diverse Source Local network can strengthen the supply chain and expand opportunities for new vendors. We will be champions for diverse and/or local California procurement and leverage our relationships with others in our industries to build momentum for the initiative and recruit more pledges. We will also amplify successes in platforms within our networks to highlight and uplift diverse and/or local California businesses.

Partners

small bus majority

Empowering America’s diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy.

emerald cities

Anchors in Resilient Communities leverages the assets and capacities of community anchors to improve the health, local economies and climate resilience of low-income communities of color.

emerald cities

A 7-week training program for small and minority contractors to perform energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit projects across Los Angeles County and San Francisco/Bay Area.

ca sbdc

The California SBDCs, with over 45 centers, providing services in over 15 languages, is here to provide no-cost expert level assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

bishop wisecarver

Bishop-Wisecarver delivers innovative automation solutions that thrive in harsh & extreme conditions.

wrmsd

The Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council seeks to strengthen our country, by creating economic opportunities in communities of color.

CA Womens Bus Center

The Network supports its member WBCs in their work to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women. The Network provides advocacy, resources and public awareness of WBCs.

nextgen

Advocates for more resources for small businesses to strengthen our state’s economic growth and recovery.

cal gov ops

The California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) is responsible for administering state operations including procurement, information technology, and human resources.

One LA

OneLA Regional Collaborative transforms procurement regionally by creating a pathway to contract opportunities for local, small and diverse businesses.

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References
1. US Census Bureau