Commitment Statement
Commitment Statement

Liberty Utilities is committed to promoting diversity and economic development in the communities we serve. One way of demonstrating this is by doing business with women, minority, and service-disabled veteran-owned vendors. Liberty Utilities recognizes that creating an inclusive environment for all suppliers is vitally important to the overall success of our company.

Supplier Diversity Policy

Liberty Utilities is committed to creating an inclusive procurement process that is accessible and fair to all suppliers based on their ability to meet the company's performance, price and quality requirements. Our employees are responsible for identifying, qualifying, selecting and managing the procurement process for goods and services to assure that qualified diverse suppliers are appropriately included. Our employees must comply fully with all company policies and practices relating to the inclusion of diverse suppliers.

We also strongly encourage our prime contractors and major suppliers to support supplier diversity by creating a competitive procurement process that provides opportunities to the greatest extent possible for diverse supplier sub-contractors and businesses.

Excellence in supplier diversity will lead to excellence in supply chain management and will advance Liberty Utilities' financial and operational goals while providing opportunities for success to a wide and diverse range of businesses in the communities we serve.

Our Strategy

Supplier Diversity is a critical part of our Supply Chain Strategy. An effective Supply Chain requires creative thought and innovative ideas, which comes from collaborative work utilizing suppliers with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Getting Started

If you are interested in doing business with Liberty Utilities, please register your company within our Procurement Department as shown below or contact your local Liberty Utilities office directly:

Contact

Stephen McCrodan
Purchasing Manager (Corporate)
(905) 287-2061
Stephen.McCrodan@libertyutilities.com 

Alternately you can contact your local Liberty Utilities office directly and ask to be put in touch with the local Purchasing personnel.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Liberty Utilities Supplier Diversity Program, the business must be a:

Women-Owned Business:
A business that is at least 51 percent owned by a non-minority woman or women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women, and who controls the daily management and operation of the business.

Minority-Owned Business:
A business that is at least 51 percent owned by a minority individual or group(s); or, in the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more minority groups, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals. Minority includes, but is not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Pacific American, and Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut).

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business:
A business owned by one or more service-disabled veterans where service-disabled veterans make up at least 51 percent of the ownership and where the veteran or his/her caregiver control daily management and operations of the business.

Other Groups:
Groups whose members are found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration pursuant to Section 8(d) of the Small Business Act as amended [15 U.S.C. 637 (d)] or the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 5 of Executive Order 111625. For additional information and/or clarification, contact your local/regional Small Business Administration Office.

Certification
To ensure the Supplier Diversity Program includes eligible diverse suppliers, we will recognize those companies certified by the following agencies:

Supplier Clearinghouse
(Formerly WMBE Clearinghouse)
606 South Olive Street
Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA   90014

Asian, Inc.
Northern California Regional Office
1670 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(800) 359-7998

Women's Business Enterprise National Council
1120 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-5515, Ext. 20

National Minority Supplier Development Council
1040 Avenue of Americas
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 944-2430

Nevada Minority Business Council
1785 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 360
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 894-4477
(MBEs only)

Other Regional Minority Supplier Development Councils
Local, state and federal government agencies (Small Business Administration)

Participating Liberty Utilities Locations

CA Location # 1
California Pacific Electric Company, LLC
933 Eloise Ave Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150

Locations in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire and Texas are soon to be operated under this policy. 

Please contact Liberty Utilities as shown above to clarify the location list.