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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 :

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: supplierdiversity@cdw.com

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.

PDF: We Get Supplier Diversity

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.

 

Customers

Looking for diverse spend in your procurement?

Talk with your CDW Account Manager, 
or call 800.800.4239.
Need direct or indirect diverse spend
reporting on an existing account?
 
Email Tier2Reporting@cdw.com and we'll 
promptly support your reporting needs.

 
 

Customers

 
Looking for diverse 
spend in your procurement?

Talk with your CDW Account Manager, or call.

Need direct or indirect 
reporting on an existing account?

Email Tier2Reporting@cdw.com and we'll promptly support your reporting needs.

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:

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:

 
National 8(a) Small Business Conference
February 11-13, 2020 

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2020 WBENC Summit & Salute Conference
March 16-18, 2020 

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NMSDC Leadership Week

May 13-17, 2020 

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WBENC National Conference

June 23-25, 2020 

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NMSDC Program Manager's Seminar

July 8-10, 2020 

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Disability:IN Conference

July 13-16, 2020 

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NGLCC Business & Leadership Conference
July 28-31, 2020 

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NMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange Conference
October 26-28, 2020 

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NaVOBA Conference

November 9-13, 2020 

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CDW Supplier Diversity Team Awards and Recognition

  

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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. 

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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.

CDW Supplier Diversity Team in Digital Publications

 
WEUSA Magazine,
Volume III 2019
CDW Featured Page 38 

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WEUSA Magazine,
Volume 1 2019
CDW Featured Page 92–93 

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WEUSA Magazine,
Volume II 2018
CDW Featured Page 48–49

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Diversity Professional,
Summer 2019
CDW Featured Page 36–38 

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Diversity Professional,
Winter 2018
CDW Featured Page 30-31 

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To learn more about supplier diversity at CDW,

Call 800.800.4239

 
Call to learn more about supplier diversity at CDW.