Supplier Diversity Program
Our goal is to have a customer-focused sustainable program that promotes inclusion of small, minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran businesses, as well as historically black and tribal colleges, universities, and LGBT-owned businesses.
The objectives of the Cubic Transportation Systems Supplier Diversity program are to:
- Ensure that small businesses of all types are given a fair opportunity and consideration to participate in all procurement and contracting opportunities.
- Provide all Cubic Transportation Systems personnel who are involved in the acquisition of materials and/or services the adequate tools and training that will enhance their ability to meet the company’s Supplier Diversity goals and objectives. Provide information to all employees, utilizing the various methods of communication, about the value of Supplier Diversity and how it can help lower the cost of doing business.
- Support those organizations that advocate and foster the development and growth of small, minority and veteran-owned businesses. In addition, Cubic Transportation Systems will encourage its suppliers and competitors to engage in Supplier Diversity.
It is Cubic Transportation Systems’ policy that its business units will conduct socioeconomic procurement and contracting activity in recognition of compelling economic, social and moral necessity. It is also Cubic Transportation Systems’ policy to establish annual spend goals (goods and/or services) with small, minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran businesses, as well as historically black and tribal colleges, universities, and LGBT-owned businesses.
In furtherance of these objectives, Cubic Transportation Systems will institute a proactive Supplier Diversity program designed to develop the growth and competitive capabilities that will enable such businesses to become responsible and profitable suppliers and contractors. This program shall be consistent with Cubic Transportation Systems’ procurement policies and procedures in the procurement of goods and/or services by facilitating a fair and competitive procurement of good and/or services as dictated by demand.
This policy applies to goods and/or services procured for daily operations and customer-awarded contracts at all Cubic Transportation Systems North American facilities.
If you have questions regarding the Cubic Transportation Systems Supplier Diversity Program call Thuston A Britt, C.P.M. at 931-454-1452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURCHASING / CONTRACTING POLICY STATEMENT
- Cubic Transportation Systems subscribes to a policy that will foster and support the opportunities for small business concerns, including woman-owned, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, veteran-owned businesses, and HUBZone small business concerns to participate in the procurement process at Cubic Transportation Systems.
- Cubic Transportation Systems' Disadvantaged Business/Enterprise (DBE) Policy is developed to incorporate the requirements of 49 CFR Parts 23 & 26.
- As used in this policy, the term “small business concern” shall mean a small business as defined pursuant to Section 3 of the Small Business Act and relevant regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
- “Women-owned small business concern” means a small business concern: That is at least 51% owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more woman, and: Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
- “Small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals” means a small business concern that represents, as part of its offer, that it is a small business under the size standard applicable to the acquisition and consistent with 13 CFR part 124, subpart B.
- “Veteran-owned small business concern” means a small business concern: Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and The management and daily business operations, which are controlled by one or more veterans.
- “Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern” means a small business concern: Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and the management and daily business operations, which are controlled by one or more service disabled veterans or in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
- “HUBZone small business concern” means a small business concern that appears on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the SBA.
Websites and Resources for Small Business
Explore the list of websites below for resources focused on supporting the establishment and growth of small, diverse, woman, and veteran-owned businesses.
NAIC Look Up
U.S. Small Business Association
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Federal Government – Department of Transportation (DOT)
(Check all States individual Department of Transportation for Disadvantage Business Enterprise - DBE)