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Supplier Diversity Program

IHS cultivates business partners of all sizes. In fact, for every purchasing activity, buyers are encouraged to seek out qualified small business including small disadvantaged, woman-owned, disabled veteran owned, or hubzone businesses that can perform services or provide materials to IHS.

This active solicitation is the essence of our Supplier Diversity Program - a program that aims to promote a healthy social and economic environment for both the company and its small business partners.

The criteria that determines which companies may be included in the our Supplier Diversity Program were established in accordance with Public Law 95-507 related to Federal Acquisition Regulations.

How your company can be a value add to IHS

Our company takes the supplier-selection process very seriously. IHS exercises great care in selecting suppliers who can meet our sourcing objectives and uphold our ideals.

Sourcing decisions are based on defined and objective evaluation criteria such as cost, timeliness, quality, technical suitability, service, reputation of the supplier and performance history. Requests for proposal (RFP) will assist in determining whether the suppliers' products and services and technical and business functions are suitable to meet our business needs.

Please send your company information which contains the following:

  • An introductory cover letter, including business type and a contact point from your company
  • Information on your company's products and services. Once we receive your company's information and potential profile questionnaire, it will be reviewed and forwarded to the Strategic Sourcing Managers for proper assessment. If there is a current requirement for the type of goods or services that your company provides, you will be contacted for further action. If there are no immediate requirements, your profile will be retained for future reference.

  • Key Points on Supplier Selection

    Because our company is committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality products and services, we require our suppliers to maintain and uphold these same high standards. At IHS, supplier performance is a key factor in maintaining our reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction. Therefore, suppliers must be able to offer:

    Technology

    Provide leading-edge technology. We expect our suppliers to continuously achieve technological advancement in their respective fields

    Quality

    Compliance with our customers requirements. IHS expects high-quality, reliable, defect-free materials developed through superior design, process control and continuous process improvements.

    Responsiveness

    Adjusting and adapting to meet our customers' changing requirements. We expect our suppliers to be responsive to these needs, as well as maintain global requirements and flexible capabilities.

    Delivery

    Meeting exact product quantity and schedule requirements. IHS expects 100 percent on-time delivery

    Cost

    Pricing that contains reasonable profit margins with a minimum total cost. Our company expects its suppliers to identify and eliminate non-productive costs and expensive operations.

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