To be the corporate leader in creating economic opportunities for minority, women, disadvantaged, small, and veteran owned businesses as a natural way in which we do business in all of the regional communities that we serve.
By identifying, developing and collaborating with minority, women, disadvantaged, small, and veteran owned businesses LaSalle will endeavor to create innovative bid opportunities that will assist these businesses in their growth and development.
At LaSalle, we recognize that diverse suppliers, which includes, minority, women, disadvantaged, small, and veteran owned (MBE/WBE/DBE/SBE/VOSB) business enterprise firms add strategic value to the exceptional services that we provide to our clients. Our commitment to supplier diversity inclusion is the responsibility of all employees and is successful through a sound and effective Supplier Diversity Policy.
Our company's Supplier Diversity Inclusion Policy supports our mission to expand supplier diversity inclusion through effective communication, outreach and mentoring initiatives.
Our vision is to increase our supply chain, business partners, clients and our corporate culture through supplier diversity.
The goals of our policy are:
Contribute to the growth and development of diverse trade contractors and suppliers.
Expand our supply chain of diverse trade contractors, suppliers, and professional service providers.
Enhance the communities that we serve.
Expand LaSalle's competitive position in the marketplace.
LaSalle's Director of Supplier Diversity will provide effective leadership and coordination of all supplier diversity initiatives to ensure success of these goals.
Director of Supplier Diversity
734-394-0650 ext 107
1. What is a DBE?
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: small businesses where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own, at minimum, 51% of the company and control management and daily business operations.
2. What is an MBE?
Minority Business Enterprise: a business that is owned, operated and, at minimum, 51% controlled by minority group members. Minority groups are classified as: African American, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Hispanic, and Native American.
3. What is Hubzone?
Historically Underutilized Business: this program promotes economic development and creates jobs in rural and urban communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses.
4. What is a SDVOSB?
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business: a small business that is at least 51% owned directly and unconditionally by a service-disabled veteran and managed and controlled by a service-disabled veteran or, spouse or permanent caregiver.
5. What is a SDB?
Small Disadvantaged Business: a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged.
6. What is a VOSB?
Veteran-Owned Small Business: a small business that is at least 51% owned by one or more eligible veterans.
7. What is a WBE?
Women Business Enterprise: a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more women.
8. What is a WOSB?
Women-Owned Small Business: a small business that is at least 51% owned by one or more women and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
9. How can I work with LaSalle?
The first step in doing business with LaSalle is to pre-qualify. You are invited to complete our online Pre-qualification Form.
10. Why is it important that I pre-qualify?
Pre-qualifying ensures that we know your company's capabilities in advance of bidding opportunities. When you pre-qualify online, it automatically feeds our Invitation To Bid (ITB) list. You are invited to bid based on your NAICS/SIC codes in the completed pre-qualification form. If a question / area does not pertain to your company, please fill it in as N/A; this indicates that you did not skip the question. Please make certain that you attach all certifications that your company holds.
Should you need additional information or have other questions related to the certified section, please call 734-394-0650 and ask to speak to our Director of Supplier Diversity, Sheree Conn.
11. Where can I find bidding opportunities?
To discuss your requirements for a particular project, and for information on current bidding opportunities please contact Ken Perko by extension #159 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.