U.S. Cellular® is committed to Supplier Diversity. Supplier Diversity is a core value and behavior of our Dynamic Organization. Creating access and promoting opportunities to Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (DVBE) and Veteran Owned Businesses Enterprises (VBE) within our supply chain is important to us. We hope it is important to you too!
Our teams will work together to review each purchasing need to identify opportunities for diversity participation. Together we will make a difference.
In order to standardize our processes and insure quality within the certification process for minority, woman or disabled veteran owned businesses, U.S. Cellular will accept certifications from recognized certification agencies.
View U.S. Cellular's Supplier Qualification Requirements (PDF)
2nd Tier Program
U.S. Cellular strongly encourages all current and prospective suppliers to participate in our Prime Supplier/2nd Tier Program. Prospective supplier responses to our RFQ must contain a diversity supplier plan. Every contract awarded over $100k is required to include a diversity component. This strategy will:
- Allow U.S. Cellular to further expand opportunities into the communities we serve
- Allow our strategic partners the opportunity to play a major role in U.S. Cellular's diversity goal attainment
- Allow your strategic partners the opportunity to create a competitive advantage within their own supply chain through subcontract and or value added reseller opportunities
Qualified suppliers are required to submit quarterly results measuring progress toward your diversity goal. These results will be reviewed during your supplier performance/quality reviews. Annual plans and quarterly results should be submitted to our Purchasing department. Learn more about our Prime Supplier/2nd Tier Supplier program (PDF).
U.S. Cellular understands that solid vendor relationships representative of the markets and customers we serve are critical to our business success. We welcome the opportunity to purchase from additional MWDVBE certified vendors. If you are interested in doing business with us, please register today.
If you have questions about our program, please email our Purchasing department