Prospective Supplier Questions

Building and supporting a mix of specialized vehicles is a team effort, leveraging AM General’s supplier network of 1,400 companies stretching across 43 American states. Our suppliers include major corporations, more than 1,000 small businesses, and hundreds of minority-owned, women-owned, military service-disabled, and other veteran-owned firms. AM General also works with the nation’s leading automotive research institutions – ranging from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center to The CARLAB and Southwest Research Institute. AM General’s Engineering and Development Center is ideally located in the Detroit suburbs to collaborate, evaluate, and incorporate the latest advances in automotive technologies and design.

Guidance for Prospective Suppliers

How do I become a supplier to AM General?

AM General is always looking for partners who can provide complimentary commodities and can show proven experience. They must also have a strong and stable history of delivering on their contracts, as well as a strong financial position. AM General has more new opportunities for suppliers with expertise in specific areas – including technical innovations and emerging technologies. In the area of commodities, AM General seeks supplier partners who can provide the best quality product at the best price with the best delivery timing. Different commodities have different requirements. For more information, share your business information and your details will be routed to the appropriate AM General team for review.

How can we identify opportunities within AM General?

AM General relies heavily on long-term corporate agreements or site agreements to meet on-going needs. However, windows of opportunity open annually and as far out as ten years. Most opportunities are communicated through invitation to participate in a competitive bid. So it is wise to submit your company’s marketing information online.

How can I be selected for inclusion in a competition leading to a corporate agreement?

Corporate agreements are used by AM General for commodity goods or services that are required at multiple locations. Suppliers must be invited to participate in a market test or competition leading to a corporate agreement. Share information about your business and it will be routed to the appropriate AM General team for review.

Are there special instructions for U.S. small-business and disadvantaged suppliers?

AM General has a history of strong support for all types of diverse suppliers – including but not limited to those in categories of Small, Small Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, HUBZone, Veteran-Owned, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses. Diverse businesses are encouraged to determine whether their diversity category and financial status would categorize them as a Small Disadvantaged Business (see www.sba.gov and the government’s System for Award Management www.sam.gov). Then, when you share your company’s details with us clearly state your size and status in your online submission of your company marketing information. Please note that diverse status by itself is not reportable for government contract purposes.

Are there open opportunities to meet with AM General employees in the supply chain functions?

Yes, AM General employees responsible for supplier relations take part in company sponsored and commercial events. Participation at company sponsored events is by invitation only and is usually limited to suppliers in target groups according to the company’s current needs. Your company’s marketing information in our database will be considered when we search for specific niche capabilities. Please send those details through our contact form.