How We Operate
Supplier diversity is one of Alabama Power's major corporate goals. The company's initiatives are designed to provide solid business opportunities for small and diverse businesses, including minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.
A diverse supplier base not only makes good business sense, it also maximizes the value of our supply chain through the following:
- Cultivation - We promote diversity that adds quality and helps proven suppliers grow and develop their businesses through mentoring opportunities.
- Citizenship - We strive to be a good corporate citizen and improve the economies of the communities we serve.
- Compliance - We comply with all regulatory guidelines, adhere to regulatory agencies and meet our spending goals with a pool of certified, high-quality suppliers.
Alabama Power spent more than $430 million in 2011 with small, minority and diverse businesses.
All suppliers are expected to compete on quality, reliability and price.
Thank you for your interest in registering to be a supplier for Alabama Power. While completion of this process does not guarantee future opportunities with the company, it is a required step in order to be considered for them.
When applying to become a trusted supplier, you will be agreeing with compliance principles, which are a summary of some of the governing terms and conditions contained in our contracts. In addition, you can be confident that ethical behavior applies to every part of our business. Learn more about our Code of Ethics.
Alabama Power is committed to developing diverse small businesses and establishing mutually beneficial business relationships with these enterprises. The Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program was created to establish a more diverse supplier base and to cultivate and expand business relationships between diverse suppliers and company representatives.
With Alabama Power's Second Tier Program, we encourage our prime suppliers - our First Tier suppliers - of goods and services to extend subcontracting opportunities to small and diverse businesses.
In the future, we plan to evaluate and enhance our Second Tier efforts. We continue to encourage our First Tier suppliers to extend subcontracting opportunities to other diverse suppliers - with the hope and potential of these suppliers becoming primary suppliers. Additionally, we will recruit businesses from an expanded pool of diverse supplier categories.
Listed below is a small sampling of the products and services procured by Alabama Power:
- General Hardware
- Conduit & Fittings
- Electrical Supplies
- Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies
- Labels, Tags & Signs
- Conveyor Parts
- Drill Bits
- Grinding Discs
- Pipe, Valves & Fittings
- Right of Way Clearing
- Erosion Control
- Site Preparation
- Grounds Maintenance
- Building Construction & Repairs
- Professional Services
- Sewage Tank Services
- Janitorial Services