SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

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We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain. Business Partner Solutions acts as your trusted advisor by offering a broad range of solutions, including; risk assessment, improving compliance, and securing infrastructure.

Business Partner Solutions is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US, California Public Utilities Commission, and Women Owned Small Business.​

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Public Utilities Code:

  • Requires providers with gross annual California revenues exceeding $15,000,000, but not more than $25,000,000 to submit data on procurement from women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprises.

  • Corporations with gross annual revenues exceeding $15,000,000 to annually submit a detailed and verifiable plan for increasing procurement from these enterprises.

  • Encourages investor-owned utilities and their Prime Contractors to purchase at least 21.5% of goods and services from women; minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disabled veteran owned businesses.

  • 23% of Federal prime contract dollars shall be awarded to small businesses, with individual prime and subcontracting goals for certain identified small business groups.

  • The Federal government must award 5% of its prime and subcontract dollars to women owned small businesses.

WOSB Sole Sourcing:

For requirements in industries designated by SBA as substantially underrepresented pursuant to § 127.501, a contracting officer may issue a sole source award to a WOSB when the contacting officer determines that: 

  1. The WOSB is a responsible contractor with respect to performance of the requirement and the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that 2 or more WOSBs will submit offers; 

  2. The anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed $6,500,000 in the case of a contract assigned a NAICS code for manufacturing, or $4,000,000 in the case of any other contract opportunity; and 

  3. In the estimation of the contracting officer, the award can be made at a fair and reasonable price. 

Learn more about sole source contracts here.

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Our Diversity Certifications

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Business Partner Solutions, founded in 2005, is certified by Women Owned and Operated Federal Small Business Enterprise, California Public Utilities Commission, and Women Owned Small Business.

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