Supplier Diversity

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Cooper Power Systems is committed to the development and support of a diverse supplier base. We focus on the development and inclusion of all capable material and service suppliers. Our primary objective is to identify the most qualified suppliers who can meet our price, quality and delivery requirements - consistent with established corporate goals.

Through the Supplier Diversity program at Cooper Power Systems, we enlarge our pool for innovative ideas and high quality goods and services, while providing economic development opportunities for small, diverse business enterprises, which include, but are not limited to, small enterprise, minority, women and disabled veteran-owned suppliers (MWDVBEs). It is the objective of Cooper Power Systems to encourage the development of mutually beneficial relationships with qualified MWDVBEs.

Qualifying as a Diverse Supplier

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A minority business enterprise is defined as business owners who are African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Native Alaskan, Asian Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans (East Indian). Minority business status requires 51% or greater ownership by minorities as well as management and control of daily business operations, with experience or technical expertise directly related to the primary product or service of the business.

Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

A women’s business enterprise is defined as business owners who are non-minority women with  51%  or greater ownership as well as management and control of daily business operations, with experience or technical expertise directly related to the primary product or service of the business.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

A disabled veteran business enterprise is defined as a small business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more disabled veterans, or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more disabled veterans. In addition, one or more disabled veterans must control the management and daily business operations.

Certifying Agencies

Cooper Power Systems accepts certifications from third-party agencies, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its regional affiliates, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) and its regional affiliates, The Supplier Clearinghouse/ California Public Utilities Commission and other State and Federal Government agencies.

For more information on the certification process or to become certified, visit:

Registration

If you meet the qualifications for a diverse business enterprise and would like to register your company with the Supplier Diversity program at Cooper Power Systems:

  • Download the registration form.
  • Fill out the form. All fields on the registration form must be completed.
  • Send an email to CPS Minority Sourcing and attach your completed registration form, a copy of your current certification(s) and any pertinent company information. You may also fax your registration form and other documents to 770-268-7552.

For any questions regarding the Supplier Diversity program at Cooper Power Systems, please forward an email to Cooper Power Systems Minority Sourcing.