We are dedicated to using minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-owned (LGBT) and small business suppliers in our purchasing and business relationships. In an effort to demonstrate our commitment, we have established a 2nd tier subcontracting program for our prime suppliers. 2nd tier subcontracting opportunities can be achieved two ways:
Directly - purchases that directly support our business needs. These purchases must be able to be directly traced back to a specific contract or purchase order with a diverse supplier.
Example: Print Company, a supplier to Aetna, purchases all their paper through a diverse supplier. The expense of this paper is considered a direct 2nd tier purchase.
Indirectly - purchases that support a supplier’s overall business strategy. These purchases are not made specifically in support of our business. We use an approved NMSDC calculation to get this amount.
Example: Our supplier, Allstar Event Planning, annually spends $100 million with diverse suppliers. Aetna represents 1% of Allstar’s business expense. The 2nd tier spend with Allstar Event Planning would be ($100 million X 1%) $1 million. Under the indirect method, spend cannot be traced back to a specific supplier in direct support of Aetna’s business.
We may ask you to complete a subcontracting plan after you have been awarded Aetna's business. The subcontracting plan should include, but not be limited to:
For help with our Second Tier Subcontracting Plan or Reporting, contact Supplier Diversity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-273-1000.