A Passionate Commitment to Inclusion
We believe in diversity and inclusion across our organization, from our corporate offices to our network engineers and field technicians to our supply chain. We know that the key to delivering innovative, competitive communications services is to have a supply base that’s as diverse as the communities we serve.
As part of our sourcing process, our supplier diversity program identifies and recruits qualified, diverse-owned businesses committed to delivering uncompromising quality and competitive pricing. We are focused on casting the widest net we can when it comes to sourcing talent, and we continually seek new opportunities to work with business owners who are women, veterans, minorities, LGBTQIA+ or disabled.
To ensure we are giving everyone an opportunity to partner with us, we have launched an online portal and supplier tracking database for easy access to certified diverse supply partners. We have also established the Frontier Supplier Diversity Council. Comprised of members from our Executive, Procurement and Supplier Diversity teams, this group leads our company’s collaboration efforts with community-based organizations in support of the Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises, Veteran Business Enterprises and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned Business Enterprises.
Building Powerful Partnerships
We have developed an extensive national supplier community with thousands of partners who provide services as needed to meet and support the expectations of our shared customers. Our open and collaborative partnerships are essential to ensuring mutual long-term business success and strengthening relationships.
We provide a number of resources to help support our suppliers and increase exposure with our customers, including our robust Supplier Lifecycle Management tool that enables easy self-service registration and account maintenance.
Taking the Lead in California
Ranked #1 in Diversity by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in the Telecom/Broadband category.
The only company in the Telecom/Broadband category to achieve all CPUC goals for procurement from Women-, Minority-, LGBT- Disabled- and Veteran-owned businesses.
Ranked #2 in Diversity spend for the state of California. This is the fifth year in a row that we have ranked in the Top Ten. We are the only Telecom/Broadband Utility company to rank in the Top Ten.
Our Supplier Requirements
We want to partner with you if your organization:
- Provides high-quality products and services
- Is customer focused
- Provides competitive pricing
Our ideal suppliers:
- Have authorized certifications (see below)
- Present innovative business solutions
- Are agile and scale quickly
- Assist with standardization of materials and services across our footprint
- Support a culture of diversity and community engagement
Our Supplier Registration Process
We ask suppliers wishing to partner with us to register through our supplier management portal.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation stating that your registration is under review.
- If approved, your organization will be active in our supplier database.
- If there is a need for the type of products or services you provide, our Strategic Sourcing team may contact you to assess your company’s capabilities and discuss potential opportunities.
Please Note: Registration in our supplier database does not certify you as an approved supplier. It also does not guarantee you will be selected to participate in sourcing events or guarantee a contract award.
Questions about the registration process? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage all suppliers to obtain certifications from the appropriate third-party certifying organizations. The following are a few we accept: