Second-Tier Subcontracting Program

How we grow our Supplier Diversity Program

To create more business opportunities for diverse and traditionally underutilized suppliers, we require that our prime suppliers be part of our Second-Tier Subcontracting Program. This allows traditionally underutilized suppliers to work through our prime suppliers to provide products and services.

Reporting your second-tier subcontracting

Prime suppliers report how much they spend on products and services from traditionally underutilized suppliers. These reports are due quarterly. There are two types of purchases to report:

Direct: Purchases you make from traditionally underutilized suppliers that directly support the work you do for us.

Indirect: Purchases you make from traditionally underutilized suppliers that are not directly attributed to work you do for us. (The amount is based on the approved National Minority Supplier Development Council® formula.)

Your subcontracting plan

Once you become an Aetna supplier, we may ask you to submit a subcontracting plan. The plan should include:

  • An estimate of how much your company spends per year with traditionally underutilized suppliers
  • Steps to increase your use of traditionally underutilized suppliers across your business and in support of Aetna business
  • A statement agreeing to report your efforts

Need help?

Call Supplier Diversity at 860-273-1000. Or e-mail us at supplierdiversity@aetna.com.

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