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FORTY YEAR LEGACY
In 1981, Navistar created the very first supplier diversity program of any U.S. truck manufacturer. Our goal for the program was to build a sustainable supplier base that reflects the diversity of the marketplace and fosters an increased year-over-year diverse spend, cost savings, and a best-in-class mentality that financially strengthens communities where we live and work.
GOOD FOR BUSINESS
In 2021, Navistar spent over $950 million with diverse suppliers. Our program has been named an All-Star of Supplier Diversity by Minority Business News USA.
Who Qualifies for Navistar’s Supplier Diversity ProgramSmall Business
A small business refers to a U.S. for-profit business that meets the U.S. Small Business Administration’s established numerical definitions of small business or size standards.
For more information visit: www.sba.gov/content/am-i-small-business-concern.
A minority-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by a minority group. Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American.
A woman-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by a woman.
A veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by veterans. A veteran is a person who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Reservists or members of the National Guard called to federal active duty or disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify as a veteran.
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business
A service-disabled veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by service-disabled veterans; or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; and some businesses may be owned and operated by an eligible surviving spouse. A service-disabled veteran is a veteran who possesses either a disability rating letter issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing a service-connected rating between 0 and 100%, or a disability determination from the Department of Defense. Reservists or members of the National Guard disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify.
8(a) Certified Business
An 8(a) certified business refers to a business that participates in the 8(a) business development program, which is a program that offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms.
For more information visit: www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-0.
Small Disadvantaged Business
A small disadvantaged business refers to a small business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by one or more disadvantaged persons. A disadvantaged person includes Black, Hispanic, Native, Asian Pacific, and Subcontinent Asian Americans.
For more information visit: www.sba.gov/content/disadvantaged-businesses.
HUBZone Certified Business
A HUBZone certified business refers to a small business that is located in HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone), is owned and controlled by one or more United States Citizens, and at least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone.
For more information visit: www.sba.gov/content/understanding-hubzone-program.
AbilityOne Qualified Nonprofit Agency
An AbilityOne qualified nonprofit agency refers to a nonprofit agency that participates in the AbilityOne Program. To participate in the AbilityOne Program, nonprofit agencies must associate with either NIB (National Industries for the Blind) or NISH. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment.
For more information visit: www.abilityone.gov.
Certifying OrganizationsNational Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Regional Affiliates
1359 Broadway Suite 1000
New York, NY 10018
Small Business Administration's 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Programs
409 3rd St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20416
Women's Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC)
1120 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20036
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60606
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
282 Richmond St. East, #101
Toronto, Ontario MSA 1P4
Women's Business Development Council (WBDC)
8 South Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
At Navistar, we believe that engaging with diverse suppliers is not only the right thing to do but will help us remain competitive and profitable in the 21st century. Consequently, we expect Navistar’s prime suppliers awarded contracts that exceed $750,000 to promote contract opportunities to diverse suppliers with the following spending distributions:
- a minimum of 23% for small businesses
- 5% for minority-owned businesses
- 5% for women-owned businesses
- 3% for businesses owned by veterans, service-disabled veterans, or that participate in the HUBZone program
Supplier Diversity Registration
If you'd like to talk to us about how your company can meet our cost, quality, and delivery objectives as a supplier, please register with Navistar at https://supplierdiversityportal.navistar.com/
For questions regarding Navistar’s Supplier Diversity program, please email: