A Message to our Diverse and Small Business Supply Chain
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we know it presents extraordinary obstacles. Our focus is on helping our customers navigate a rapidly changing environment while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our coworkers, communities, and suppliers.
In order to respond to the needs of our diverse supply chain, we wanted to share the following resources:
The EIDL program provides low interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and private non-profits suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In an effort to be proactive in addressing the needs of small businesses in our communities, for whom the economic impact of this disaster could be crippling in the short-term, the WBDC has created a disaster loan readiness checklist and a comprehensive applicant guide :
- WBDC Readiness Checklist for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- WBDC Applicant Guide for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The Disaster Loan Application Portal is down and paper applications for the loan are now required by the SBA. Please visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html to learn more.
The EIDL loan application portal has been updated and is now available online. If you are submitting a loan application on the new portal, please follow the new streamlined steps at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/.
Small businesses are encouraged to apply for an EIDL and then request an EIDL advance of up to $10,000. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses impacted by the
COVID-19 disaster. Funds will be made available within 3 days of the request and will not have to be repaid.
View a line listing of resources from WRMSDC, of which CDW is a corporate member.
Be well, we are in this together.
- Kristin Malek, Sr. Manager Supplier Diversity,
Contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AT CDW
We value diverse suppliers.
Through our supplier diversity program, CDW generates business opportunities that position diverse suppliers for economic sustainability, yield competitive advantages for our company and deliver exceptional technology experiences for our customers through innovation. Having a diverse supplier base enables CDW to contribute to the economic well-being of all segments of the U.S. population. We recognize that partnering with suppliers who provide a diverse set of ideas – in addition to delivering support, goods, and services – creates a significant competitive advantage for CDW and our customers. CDW's strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive supply chain is reflected through achieving membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an exclusive group of U.S. based companies that have procured more than $1 billion annually from minority and women-owned businesses on a first-tier basis.
Diverse Supplier Certifications
Disability Business (USBLN)
Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Become a CDW Supplier
All qualified and certified suppliers who would like to be considered as strategic partners should complete the profile form. This form is used by CDW to understand relevant information about your company.
Our diverse suppliers are an integral part of our supply chain services offering. Their partnership allows us to comply with customer order fulfillment requirements while providing the solutions and services our customers want, when they want them.
Byron Holden, Vice President, Procurement
Culture and Leadership Commitment
Come meet our Supplier Diversity team.
We are committed to personally engaging with our diverse suppliers and customers through
maintaining a presence at the following national conferences:
our Supplier Diversity team.
We are committed to personally engaging with our diverse suppliers and customers through maintaining a presence at the following national conferences:
CDW Supplier Diversity Team Awards and Recognition
Billion Dollar Roundtable Excellence in Supplier Diversity
CDW achieved membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, joining an exclusive group of U.S.-based companies, such as Apple, Dell and Microsoft, that have procured more than $1 billion annually from minority- and women-owned businesses on a first-tier basis. This accomplishment reflects CDW’s strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive supply chain. Through its supplier diversity program, CDW is committed to generating business opportunities that position diverse suppliers for economic sustainability, yield competitive advantages and deliver exceptional technology experiences for customers through innovation.
2019 US Veterans Magazine Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program
The goal of the U.S. Veterans Magazine annual evaluation is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to their readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 350 companies and institutions participated and recognized CDW as a 2019 Best of the Best in Supplier Diversity Program.