Global Supplier Diversity Program (GSDP)
On behalf of the Northrop Grumman Global Supplier Diversity Program (GSDP), welcome to our website. The GSDP office is designed to expand subcontracting opportunities for all small business concerns, including small disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, historically underutilized business zones, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, disability owned, historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions, Alaska Native Corporations and Indian Tribes.
Northrop Grumman utilizes Small Business Liaison Officers (SBLOs) as advocates for small businesses. These individuals are the first point of contact for anyone interested in doing business with Northrop Grumman. The SBLOs provide direction to potential small business suppliers, work to ensure that these firms have access to the requesting organizations, and are aware of current subcontracting opportunities. In addition, SBLOs participate in outreach events focused on identifying new suppliers who have the potential to become Northrop Grumman Corporation’s team members. Our ultimate objective is to achieve the maximum practical participation of small businesses in our subcontracting processes. Please enjoy your visit.
The Global Supplier Diversity Program plays a key role in connecting small businesses interested in working with Northrop Grumman with the company’s procurement and technical organizations.
Northrop Grumman considers all small business concerns, including small disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, historically underutilized business zones, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning, disability owned, historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions, Alaska Native Corporations and Indian Tribes to be an integral part of our industry and important contributors to our future as a global company. Northrop Grumman actively seeks full engagement of these businesses because they have been, and continue to be important team members.
Our Corporate mission is to provide policy guidelines and strategic direction for the implementation and interpretation of the Federal government initiatives and public law mandates. In addition, we ensure consistent application of the prescribed Northrop Grumman initiatives, policies, and procedures across the enterprise.
Northrop Grumman has been recognized nationally and regionally for its commitment to supplier diversity.
Wes Bush and Gloria Pualani accept the Supplier Diversity Corporation of the Year Award 2012 from the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN).
Northrop Grumman’s procurement strategy is designed to ensure that capable small businesses receive the maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities on our programs
To strengthen America’s competitiveness in the global economy, businesses will need to be equipped with the best tools and information available to support innovation and job growth in the 21st century. BusinessUSA is your front door to all the government has to offer. BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. Information on federal socioeconomic procurement programs, such as the HUBZone Program and the Small Disadvantaged Business Program, are also available at SBA’s Web site.
Size Standards are numerical measures that a registrant must meet in order to qualify as a small business. SBA usually establishes size standards by the number of employees or receipts for most industries based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved living standards for all Americans. The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) encourages the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the U.S.
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f you already have a DUNS number, the D&B representative will advise you over the phone. You must have a different nine-digit DUNS for each physical location or different address in your organization as well as each legal division that may be co-located. When entering your DUNS number, enter only the numbers; do not include dashes. As a result of obtaining a DUNS number, you might be included on D&B’s marketing list that is sold to other companies. If you do not want your name/company included on this marketing list D&B has asked that you contact them anytime at the same numbers noted above to request removal.