Supplier Diversity

At E&I, we’re committed to supporting your diversity spend initiatives by providing you with opportunities to work with suppliers that qualify as minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and local business enterprises.

Our competitive solicitation process establishes “best value” contracts for members. When soliciting new contracts, it is our goal to identify and include various diversity suppliers who can serve our members’ business requirements. To qualify, suppliers must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by an individual or individuals within an E&I-recognized Diversity Supplier Classification.

In addition to our direct relationships, many E&I suppliers partner with third-party diversity suppliers who can then collaborate with members to discuss the potential for creating a formal minority/diversity program.

Are you a diversity supplier?

E&I accepts self-certification as part of our initial supplier registration process. However, prospective self-certified suppliers must submit their formal diversity certification documentation before a formal contract can be finalized and awarded. Learn more about becoming an E&I business partner and submit your registration below: 

For questions regarding our commitment to diversity supplier inclusion in our contracting process, please contact Helga Strobel-Pedisich, Director, Contract Management & Administration.