Dell supports the development of a diverse marketplace through the development of a diverse supply chain. Dell achieves this goal by doing business with diverse subcontractors and suppliers, and by requiring its subcontractors and suppliers to do business with diverse companies.
Subcontractors under Dell’s Federal Government contracts shall comply with the Equal Opportunity clauses at 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 60-250.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action clauses at FAR 52.212-5, FAR 52.222-25 and FAR 52.222-26, and the Small Business Utilization and Subcontracting clauses at FAR 52-219-8 and FAR 52-219-9, as applicable.
All Dell subcontractors and suppliers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to implement a Supplier Diversity program by doing business with concerns that are:
- Certified as minority- or women-owned businesses by a third-party certification agency acceptable to Dell
- Self-Certified as small/diverse business directly through Dell on an annual basis through the Small Business Certification form
- 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by women or members of a minority group, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Indian Americans and Asian-Pacific Americans
- Small business concerns, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, including, but not limited to, disadvantaged, veteran-owned, HUBZone or woman-owned small businesses
All Dell subcontractors and suppliers shall maintain accurate records on their Supplier Diversity program and shall make such records available to Dell upon request. Dell subcontractors and suppliers shall also cooperate in Dell Supplier Diversity studies or surveys, as required. This includes responding in a timely manner to any reasonable request from Dell's Supplier Diversity office for information on their Supplier Diversity program, including, for example, submission of second-tier contracting reports, benchmarking and global expansion initiatives. If requested, second-tier contracting reports shall be submitted to Dell’s Supplier Diversity Office within 15 business days after the close of each calendar period.