We are committed to supplier diversity. Our buyers actively pursue the use of small businesses, including the recognized subcategories of Small Disadvantaged (SDB), Women-Owned (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Zone (HUBZone), Veteran-Owned (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB), in all procurements. Competitive source selections consider business classification, with the impact on award dependent upon the requirements of the project or program involved.
AM General buyers rely upon a supplier’s self-certification for all subcategories of business classification with the exception of HUBZone, which requires Small Business Administration (SBA) (www.sba.gov/hubzone/) certification. Our buyers confirm certification through www.sba.gov. Information regarding business classifications (including definitions and qualifications of each category), DUNs numbers and self-certification is available and maintained at the Small Business Administration’s website www.sba.gov.
Suppliers are also encouraged to complete online certifications at the U.S. Government’s System for Award Management (SAM) website (www.sam.gov).