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About: Supplier Diversity ProgramSupplier Diversity

Our Supplier Diversity Program plays a vital role in our ability to achieve excellence for all of our stakeholders and the communities we serve. In honoring our commitment to supplier diversity, we have developed initiatives that serve to expand and build upon relationships with diverse suppliers as well as increase their opportunities for growth and enhancement.

The Supplier Diversity team is actively involved with various advocacy groups and business forums dedicated to fostering minority business enterprise development. Through these efforts, Washington Gas is able to meet diverse suppliers, promote our Supplier Diversity Program and share best practices.
Washington Gas supports the following advocacy groups:
•    National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
•    Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
•    Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
•    Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, Inc.
•    The Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network
•    US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
•    Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Per our Merger Commitment with Alta Gas, Washington Gas has developed a plan to increase Supplier Diversity Management spend to 35% by 2028. As part of this plan, Washington Gas will find additional ways to engage diverse suppliers and ensure their services are matched appropriately with organizational needs. We believe that this program supports our diversity and inclusion values and will be of benefit to our customers, communities and employees.

CONTACT US
For more information about our Supplier Diversity Program, please contact:
Washington Gas
Attention: Supplier Diversity
6801 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-750-4733
Fax: 703-750-4876
Email: supplierdiversity@washgas.com

Email: supplierdiversity@washgas.com

Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Supplier DiversityOur Supplier Diversity Program plays a vital role in our ability to achieve excellence for all of our stakeholders and the communities we serve. In honoring our commitment to supplier diversity, we have developed initiatives that serve to expand and build upon relationships with diverse suppliers as well as increase their opportunities for growth and enhancement.

The Supplier Diversity team is actively involved with various advocacy groups and business forums dedicated to fostering minority business enterprise development. Through these efforts, Washington Gas is able to meet diverse suppliers, promote our Supplier Diversity Program and share best practices.

Washington Gas supports the following advocacy groups:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, Inc.
  • The Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Tier 2 Subcontracting Program

Washington Gas maintains a subcontracting program to encourage our prime contractors to utilize certified minority, women and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. Supplier diversity is included in the sourcing process. Washington Gas works closely with prime contractors to provide education and subcontracting opportunities as well as monitor their diversity initiatives. 

For more information, contact:
Washington Gas
Attention: Supplier Diversity
6801 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151

Phone: 703-750-4733
Fax: 703-750-4876
Email: supplierdiversity@washgas.com
Supplier Diversity

Third-Party Certifying Agencies

The Supplier Diversity team also works closely with a variety of third-party certifying agencies, some of which are listed below, to assist diverse vendors in obtaining timely certification:

  • Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • Veterans Administration
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council

Click here for a complete list of Third-Party Certifying Agencies.

 

Below is a list of major categories (but not limited to) of spend at Washington Gas:

  • Advertising and marketing services
  • Automotive vehicles and accessories
  • Building and cleaning services and supplies
  • Construction equipment and supplies
  • Electronic equipment
  • Engineering services
  • Hand tools
  • Human Resources' services
  • Machinery and shop equipment
  • Natural gas
  • Office supplies and equipment
  • Paving services
  • Printing services
  • Power operated tools
  • Security services
  • Underground pipeline contractors

Application Process

This information will be kept on file and Washington Gas will evaluate the eligibility of your company for future sourcing opportunities.

 Application Checklist

  • Certified by a third-party agency as a minority, woman or service-disabled veteran-owned business
  • Adequate financial resources to perform the contract
  • Ability to complete the contract work on time, within the established budget and in a satisfactory manner
  • Facilities and equipment necessary for production and construction or the ability to obtain them
  • Organizational experience, accounting, operational controls and technical skills
  • Ability to obtain required licenses and permits prior to the beginning of the contract
  • Ability to comply with all Washington Gas standards, procedures, policies, manuals and requirements
  • Enter this linkhttps://supplierdiversity.washgas.com, to download your company information into the Supplier Diversity database

 

For questions, please contact: 
Washington Gas
Attention: Supplier Diversity
6801 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151

Phone: 703-750-4733
Fax: 703-750-4876
Email: supplierdiversity@washgas.com


Additional Resources:
Contractor Confidentiality Agreement

 

Supplier Diversity Recognition

WGL and/or Washington Gas have been recognized with the following nominations and awards for its Supplier Diversity program:

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

  • Surpassed goal set by the Maryland Public Service Commission, by awarding more than 25% of contract spending with certified minority, women, and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises.
    Maryland Public Service Commission
  • "Corporate Advocate of the Year"
    Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • "Black History Hero of the Year"
    Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA)
  • "Trailblazing Women of the Year"
    Educational Alliance
  • "Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year"
    MEA
  • Nominated as "Corporation of the Year"
    Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
  • "Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year"
    CRMSDC

2013

  • "Supplier Diversity Executive of the Year"
    Minority Enterprise Advocate (MEA)

2012

  • "Best Utility Company of the Year"
    Maryland Washington Minority Contractors' Association
  • Named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" for the sixth consecutive year. Washington Gas/ WGL is the only company recognized for diversity excellence in all four categories.
    Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Nominated as "Corporation of the Year"
    Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC)
  • Nominated as "Corporation of the Year"
    National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

2011

  • "Corporation of the Year"
    Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council