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
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