VALDES ENGINEERING | SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Valdes Engineering Company is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC), an affiliate of the National Minority Business Development Council (NMSDC).

Valdes demonstrates its commitment to diversity through involvement with many organizations that promote supplier diversity and enrich the economic fabric of our region by building sustainable diversity in business leadership.

Valdes is proud to be an active member of the following advocacy organizations:

  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

 

Valdes supports many community events, such as the Annual CMSDC Scholarship Golf Outing and the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair.



         Valdes is a proud recipient of BP's "Diverse Supplier of the Year Award"
         and the Hispanic Business Enterprise Elite (HBE) award.



Supplier Diversity Program Qualifications

Valdes continues to increase our purchases for a variety of products and services from certified diverse suppliers. To qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) for Valdes' Supplier Diversity Program, a business must meet the following conditions:

MBE: Minority Business Enterprise

An MBE is an independent for-profit enterprise and is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a minority person(s). The term "minority person(s)" includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Indian Americans.

WBE: Women's Business Enterprise

A WBE is an independent for-profit enterprise and is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women.

Certification:

Proof of your firm's minority or women owned status is required. Valdes will accept certification documents from qualified agencies such as:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
  • NMSDC Regional Minority Business Development Councils (39 Statewide)
  • Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)

Registration:

To register with Valdes as a supplier please visit our Supplier Page for more information on how to get signed up.