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USBLN® Disability Supplier
Diversity Program
About the USBLN®
• National disability organization with over 60 affiliates in
North America, representing over 5,000 employers
• Supports best practices in employment, youth engagement,
marketing, and procurement
• Major offerings are Annual Conference, TOWER Initiative,
and Disability Supplier Diversity ProgramSM
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About the DSDP
• Corporations have supplier diversity programs to round
out their marketing, employment, and philanthropy
toward diverse segments
• USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity ProgramSM is
modeled after existing national third-party certifications
for minority, women, and LGBT-owned businesses
• Pilot program launched July 1st, 2009, with full
implementation on January 1st, 2010
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Certification Criteria
• Must be at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and
controlled by individuals with a disability and/or servicedisabled veterans who are either U.S. citizens or lawful
permanent residents
• Must exercise independence from any other business
enterprise
• Must have its principal place of business (headquarters)
in the United States
• Must be formed as a legal entity in the United States
• Process takes 60-90 days from date of receipt of a
complete certification application
• Certification will be valid for 1 year, with annual renewal
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available
Definition of Disability
• Disability is defined as a physical and/or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more major
life activities of an individual.
• Based on the first prong of the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990
• A service-disabled veteran is a person who served in
the active military, naval or air service, and whose
disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty
in the active military, naval or air service.
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Disability Status Qualifiers
• To demonstrate disability status or status as a service
disabled veteran, applicants must submit one
document from Group A or submit at least two
documents from Group B.
• All documents must be accompanied by a Disability
Status Qualifier Supplemental form, with the exception
of the USBLN® Physician’s Certification of Disability
Form.
• USBLN® reserves the right to request further
information and documentation of disability status
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Disability Status Qualifiers
Group A
– Records, statements or other documentation issued from a licensed,
registered, or certified vocational rehabilitation specialist stating that
the applicant is a person with a disability
– Records or statements from a federal, state or local agency that
provides disability benefits stating that the applicant is a person with
a disability
– USBLN® Physician’s Certification of Disability Form from a licensed
medical professional
– For service disabled veterans, the veteran must have a letter of
adjudication from the Veterans Administration, a Department of
Defense Form 214, or a Statement of Service from the National
Archives and Records Administration, stating that the veteran has a
service-connected disability.
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Disability Status Qualifiers
Group B
– National or local media attention indicating the applicant company
is a disability-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned business,
or mention the owner(s) as a member of the disability community
– Records, certifications, or registrations regarding the use of a
service animal
– Advertising/promotional materials that note the business is
disability- or service-disabled veteran-owned and operated
– Certificates/awards/recognitions of the business and/or owner(s)
as a member of the disability community (a copy of the
recognition and contact information for the presenting party must
be submitted)
– Membership certificates from a disability-focused organization
(such as a center for independent living), accompanied by a
written letter from a board member of the organization indicating 8
the individual is a person with a disability
Certification Process Overview
Applicant initiates
certification process
(60-90 days)
Application Received
by USBLN &
Reviewed for
Completion
Application
undergoes initial
review by National
Certification
Committee
Determination sent to
business within 15
business days
Final Review of
Application by
National Certification
Committee
Site Visit Scheduled
& Conducted
Questions?
Beth Butler
Vice President, Accommodations Management
Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company
[email protected]
704.383.5074
Aditi Dussault
Director, Affiliate Relations &
Disability Supplier Diversity Program
USBLN®
[email protected]
202-487-5868
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National Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce
Including LGBT-owned Businesses
in Your Supplier Diversity Program
September 29, 2010
Proprietary and Confidential
NGLCC
2010and
All Rights
Reserved
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Confidential
NGLCC 2010 All Rights Reserved
NGLCC at a Glance
• The business advocate and direct link
between LGBT business owners,
corporations and government
• 61 Local and Regional LGBT Chamber
Affiliates in the U.S. and internationally
• More than 29,000 member businesses
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NGLCC Corporate
Partners
NGLCC Founding Corporate Partners
Corporate Partners
NGLCC Signature
Events
November 19th, 2010
NGLCC National Dinner: An Evening of Courage!
Great Hall, National Building Museum; Washington, DC
November 18-20th, 2010
NGLCC’s Seventh Annual National Business and Leadership
Conference: Out for Business!
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC
January 11th, 2011
NGLCC Diversity & Leadership in Financial Services Awards
Honored Guest Speaker: Chairman Barney Frank
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY
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Completing the Circle of Corporate Diversity
Marketing to
the LGBT
Community
Pro-LGBT
Workplace Policies
Buying from
the LGBT
Community:
LGBT Supplier
Diversity
Credibility Counts!
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Supplier Diversity
Overview
• Exclusive third-party national certification body for LGBTowned companies
• Modeled after the certifications offered by the National
Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• The National and Regional Certification Committees work in
partnership with the NGLCC to protect the integrity of the
exclusive national certification initiative for LGBT Business
Enterprises
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Supplier Diversity Overview
Supplier Diversity Overview
• In 2007, the NGLCC and WBENC signed a Memorandum of
Understanding to promote dual certification for LBT Womenowned businesses
• The certification process ensures high caliber certified
diverse suppliers
• The NGLCC Procurement Council participates in annual
spend reporting by corporate America with certified LGBT
Business Enterprises and conducts best practice
benchmarking
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The Certification
Process:
An Overview
Steps to certification:
1. Apply online at:
http://nglcc.cvmsolutions.com
2. Gather and send supporting documentation
3. Site Visit
4. Committee review
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The Certification Process
• Determining eligibility for certification is derived from four
critical criteria. The application, supporting documents, and
site visit demonstrate the criteria on behalf of the LGBT
owner(s):
1. Ownership – 51% LGBT
2. Control and Management
3. Contribution of Expertise or Capital
4. Independence
NOTE: Certification is NOT a statement of financial viability!
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LGBT Status Qualifiers
• Required: At least one LGBT Status Qualifier document
NGLCC encourages businesses to submit as many LGBT
Status Qualifiers as possible
• Required: Two personal letters of reference attesting to the
LGBT status of the applicant
• Required: Signed and notarized affidavit
• Required: Complete application, supporting
documentation, site visit, committee review
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Examples of LGBT Status Qualifiers:
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Certified copy of marriage/civil union/domestic partnership
Proof of Domestic Partnership Health Insurance utilization
Membership certificate in LGBT professional organization or local chamber of
commerce with letter of good standing
Proof of same-sex relationship in the form of person joint bank accounts or joint
property ownership
National/local media articles noting the business as an LGBT owned enterprise
Advertising/promotional materials that note the business is LGBT owned and
operated
Certificates/Awards/Recognitions of the business and/or owner as a member of
the LGBT community with letter and contact information from the awarding
organization
Physician Carry Letter (Transgender certification)
Legal petition for a name change (Transgender certification)
Additional documents subject to review and acceptance by the NGLCC
Certification Committee
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Benefits to NGLCC Corporate
Partners
Corporate Participants in the Supplier Diversity Initiative receive
the following benefits and more:
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Support in developing, expanding, and promoting corporate diversity
business development and procurement opportunities
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Access to LGBT-owned businesses certified by the NGLCC
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Listing as a Corporate Member of the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative in
all print and web material relating to the program
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Participation on the NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council
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Participation on the NGLCC Procurement Council
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Broad exposure at all NGLCC supplier diversity events
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Participation in the NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference
and National Dinner: An Evening of Courage!
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Corporate Partner Visibility
- BIZ NGLCC’s online
webzine:
www.lgbtbiz.com
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Why LGBT Supplier
Diversity?
Why LGBT Supplier Diversity?
”LGBT Supplier Diversity is of paramount importance to IBM. From our perspective, the
inclusion of LGBT suppliers in our corporate supplier diversity program speaks to our
commitment to the entire LGBT business cycle, including human resources, sales &
marketing, and also procurement activities."
-Irwin Drucker, Program Director, GLBT and International Programs, Supplier Diversity,
IBM Global Procurement
“As a leading corporate partner with the National Minority Supplier Development
Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC),
Ernst & Young has no doubt that the NGLCC certification is a process that is on par
with the other diversity certifications within the supplier diversity arena. Ernst & Young
has a strong commitment to Supplier Diversity and partnership with NGLCC in this
area allowed us to implement and provide additional networks that we otherwise
might not have known about.”
- Theresa Harrison, Supplier Diversity Lead, Strategic Sourcing, Ernst & Young
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Commerce
Joanna Dees
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity and
Corporate Relations, NGLCC
[email protected]
P: 202-234-9181
F: 202-234-9185
NGLCC
729 15th Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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CITY OF CHICAGO’S
SUPPLIER
DIVERSITY
PROGRAM
INTRODUCTION
• Objectives
– To discuss the Supplier Diversity
Certifications offered by the City of Chicago’s
Office of Compliance
– To discuss the available resources for any
assistance needed
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WHAT IS SUPPLIER
DIVERSITY?
• A proactive business process that seeks
to provide suppliers equal access to
purchasing opportunities.
• It promotes supplier participation
reflective of the diverse business
community and encourages economic
development.
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CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED
• MBE - Minority-owned Business Enterprise
• WBE - Women-owned Business Enterprise
• BEPD - Businesses Owned by People with
Disabilities
• DBE - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
• ACDBE- Airport Concessions Disadvantaged
Business Enterprise
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PARTICIPATION GOALS
• Target Market Contracts - City contracts valued under $10,000
• Direct and Indirect participation
• Non-Construction
– 25% to certified MBE’s
– 5% to certified WBE’s
• Construction aspirational goals:
– 24% MBE
– 4% WBE
• DBE = 30%
• ACDBE = 30%
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BEPD PARTICIPATION
INCENTIVES
• BEPD utilizes a bid incentive that allows
earned credits from a previous bid to be
applied towards any future contract bid
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% of total dollar contract
performed by BEPD
Bid Incentive
of contract base bid
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2 to 5%
1/2% of the contract base bid
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6 to 10%
1% of the contract base bid
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11% or more
2% of the contract base bid
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BUSINESS TYPES
• Established Businesses
• Start-up Businesses
• Non-for-Profit Eligible for BEPD
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BEPD ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS
• To become BEPD certified, one must
meet the requirements established
by the Americans with Disabilities
Amendment Act (ADA):
• A medically diagnosed severe physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more of the
major life activities of that individual.
• A record of such an impairment; or
• Being regarded as having an impairment
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WHERE TO GO FOR HELP
• Recognized community groups who may
be able to give guidance
• Contact the Office of Compliance at:
– (312) 747-7778
– [email protected]
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QUESTIONS
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