Duquesne Light endeavors to reflect in our suppliers and our workforce the diversity of the communities that we serve. We will ensure that diverse suppliers are informed of, and treated equitably during, the supplier qualification process. Duquesne Light strives to increase the diversity of the suppliers that provide us with products and services. In all cases, we will ensure that all suppliers are evaluated fairly and evenly, and that the most qualified suppliers are selected.
DLC seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- Increase the number of diverse suppliers that provide Duquesne Light Company with products and/or services, while maintaining a commitment to safety, quality, competitive pricing, and customer service
- Ensure that the evaluation and qualification process is equitable and includes consideration of Tier I and Tier II projected spend
- Encourage and facilitate diverse supplier certification through legitimate third-parties and organizations
- Inform diverse suppliers of Duquesne Light Company’s requirements and supplier-related policies and procedures
- Actively partner with external organizations in the communities that Duquesne Light Company serves to identify and engage in outreach efforts to increase the diversity of suppliers that participate in the RFx process
- Develop relationships with the diverse supplier community on a local and regional basis to promote economic growth and strengthen the Duquesne Light Company brand and trust within the communities that we serve
Duquesne Light Company prefers and recommends that diverse suppliers obtain third-party diverse supplier certification from a legitimate third-party such as the National Minority Supplier Development Counsel or the Small Business Administration. However, Duquesne Light Company will allow suppliers to self-certify as diverse. In such situations, the supplier is solely responsible for the accuracy of their own self-certification, and DLC reserves the right to audit and/or follow up with additional documentation requests. The supplier diversity self-certification form can be found here
All diverse suppliers, self-certified or otherwise, must reaffirm their status as a diverse supplier on an annual basis.
Email us your self-certification and/or questions at SupplierDiversity@duqlight.com.