Supplier Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recognizes the importance of building and maintaining a diverse supplier base and encourages certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) to participate in competitive bidding events.
The Bank's objective is to provide MWBEs with the opportunity to compete for business. A diverse supplier base—large and small businesses and minority- and women-owned small businesses—supports the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' diversity, procurement and corporate objectives. By seeking small businesses and minority- and women-owned small businesses in its procurements, the Bank ensures the widest possible range of offers. Supporting diverse suppliers promotes economic opportunities and contributes to the local economy.
Policy of Nondiscrimination in Contracting
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in its contracting and procurement activities.
Small Business Program
The Bank's Small Business Program encourages the participation of small businesses in competitive bidding events. A small business is defined as one that qualifies as a small business concern under the Small Business Act and regulations. Suppliers seeking to do business with the Bank should indicate their status as a small business when using the self-registration tool. Falsifying small business status may be grounds for rescission of an award or removal from the Bank's supplier database. If you have any questions about your firm's status, please contact your local Small Business Administration office.
In addition to ensuring that MWBEs have the opportunity to participate in competitive bidding events, the Bank is active with local Chambers of Commerce and their constituents and attends meetings and events that promote MWBE inclusion.