Supplier Diversity Program

As part of our purpose of cultivating thriving communities, we’re focused on creating mutually beneficial relationships with historically underrepresented groups. Bremer is committed to making supplier diversity an integral part of the way we do business because we’re stronger together.

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How to qualify

A supplier needs to be certified through a recognized third-party certification, be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more people of a diverse category. This can include woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned and LGTBQ-owned businesses.

Recognized certifying bodies include:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

  • U.S. National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

  • Disability:IN

  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

  • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

  • State and federal agencies

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How to register

If you qualify as a diverse supplier, please click the button below to access our Supplier Diversity Portal. Registration will provide Bremer with information about your organization, including available products and services. We will maintain this information and it may be used to assess suitability for future sourcing needs. Registration does not guarantee your company will receive a request to bid on a contract from Bremer.

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Frequently asked questions

Bremer’s Strategic Sourcing team will reach out if or when relevant project opportunities arise that match your company’s profile. Registration and completion of a company profile does not guarantee your company will receive a request to bid on a contract from Bremer.

We periodically review business profiles in our Supplier Diversity Portal and will maintain the information indefinitely.

At Bremer, we do business with companies of all sizes. We look for innovation and value in each supplier partnership.

No, at least not on their own. If your small business qualifies as a diverse supplier, however, you are encouraged to get certification and register with Bremer.

No, there is no cost to participate in our program, but there likely are some costs associated with diversity certifications.

No, Bremer does not typically share upcoming opportunities, as strategies can change often. For this reason, it is important that you keep your information up to date in Bremer’s Supplier Diversity Portal.

Our commitment to action

Bremer’s Supplier Diversity Program is part of our racial equity action plan. Learn more about how we’re helping to pave a more equitable path forward.