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Participation Requirements

We strive to achieve the optimal combination of price, quality and service for purchased products and services through our Supply Chain Management group. Together, we help provide diverse suppliers with a broad range of opportunities to participate as suppliers. We recognize that having a diverse supplier base enhances our supply chain which contributes to increased efficiency and innovation to provide an enhanced experience for our valued customers.

It is a practice of Wells Fargo that certified diverse suppliers have a broad range of opportunities to participate in supplier contracts. Follow the three-step process to be added to our database.

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Does your company provide a product or service beneficial to Wells Fargo?

Determine if your company provides products and services that we need. We source the following products and services:

  • Architecture, construction and property management, and real estate services
  • Furnishings, office equipment and supplies, moving, and storage
  • Human resource staffing, legal, marketing, and technology services
  • Promotional items and printed products
  • Service contracts, maintenance, and repair

Is your company certified as a diverse supplier?

A “diverse supplier” is a business that is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a diverse person or group. Wells Fargo requires that businesses asserting that they are diverse suppliers must be certified by a third party certification organization. We recognize diverse supplier certifications from local, state and federal agencies as well as organizations such as:

Agency contact information

Certification of your company helps to ensure the integrity of Wells Fargo’s Supplier Diversity Program and reporting.  The certification process typically involves completing an application and providing written documentation, and may include allowing the certifying agency to conduct a site visit. If your company qualifies, the certifying agency will issue you a printed certificate to verify your status.

How to submit a supplier profile

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Wells Fargo. To be considered as a potential supplier, you must complete an online supplier profile.

Supplier profiles are periodically reviewed to establish initial eligibility and invite potential suppliers to participate in future sourcing/bid selection processes for various products and services. Review the following required information, to complete and submit an online supplier profile.

  1. General Information – supplier data, corporate headquarters, contact information
  2. Company and commodities Information – company and commodity information, company description, List of facilities, annual sales, UNSPSC, NAICS, commodity codes.
  3. Diversity information* – diversity classification details, current certification documentation
  4. Business experience/references – company experience, current clients, banking references
  5. Extended company profile – additional certifications, documents

*Note: If your company is diverse, please include a current copy of your diverse certification(s) with your online profile.

Completing and submitting a supplier profile:

A complete supplier profile doesn’t guarantee that your company will receive a request to participate in a sourcing/bid selection process with Wells Fargo, and doesn’t imply that your company has any type of preferred supplier relationship with Wells Fargo, either now or in the future.

Diverse business classifications

Diverse business classifications

We recognize the following supplier diversity groups as part of our supplier diversity process. The diverse businesses described below must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by individuals with U.S. citizenship with these diverse business classifications.

Minority  Business Enterprises (MBE)

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

Small Business Enterprises (SBE)

Business that meets "small" ownership criteria and Small Business Size Standard for its industry, as defined by the SBA.

What is a Small Business Size Standard?

A size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contracting programs. The definition of small varies by industry.

SBA Certifications

SBA certifications, including 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBZone), have other criteria that must be met. Please refer to www.sba.gov for a full description of the certification programs and the eligibility requirements.

We do not accept self certifications. Please refer to your federal, local and state government agencies, or other agencies identified above, for the certification process.

Black/African American owned business

African Americans have origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

Asian owned business

Asian is the ethnicity of an individual from the Asian geographical area that is not included in the Asian Indian or Asian Pacific classifications.

Asian-Indian owned business

Asian Indian is the ethnicity of an individual whose origins are from India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh.

Asian-Pacific owned business

Asian Pacific is the ethnicity of an individual whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Samoa, Guam, US Trust Territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Mariana.

Hispanic owned business

Hispanic is the ethnicity of an individual whose origins are from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Basin.

Native American owned business

Native American is the ethnicity of an individual whose origins are from American Indians, Aleuts, Eskimos and Native Hawaiians.

Women owned business

Business that is least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a female individual(s) with U.S. citizenship.

Disabled owned business

The following criteria apply to the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® Disability-Owned Business Enterprise Certification, which includes service-disabled veterans:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender owned business

GLBT person(s) who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents; exercise independence from any non-GLBT business enterprise; have its principle place of business (headquarters) in the U.S.; and have been formed as a legal entity in the U.S..

Veteran owned business

Veterans, as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2), or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans. Management and daily business operations must be controlled by one or more veterans.

Disabled Veteran owned business

Sole proprietorship at least 51% owned by one or more disabled veterans or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of its stock is owned by one or more disabled veterans; a subsidiary which is wholly owned by a parent corporation, but only if at least 51% of the voting stock of the parent corporation is owned by one or more disabled veterans; or a joint venture in which at least 51% of the joint venture’s management and control and earnings are held by one or more disabled veterans.