What are the benefits of participating in Ameren’s Supplier Diversity Program?
Diverse suppliers who successfully meet our requirements are introduced to strategic sourcing and business segment decision-makers. Our program provides diverse suppliers:
information sessions on procurement strategies
networking receptions with buyers and prime suppliers
business management seminars and workshops
referrals to experts who can help with financing
other business development needs
What is the definition of a diverse business and what does certification do?
A diverse business is certified by an Ameren-designated third-party as having met the definition of being at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by one or more members of a diverse group (e.g., minority, women, etc.). Contact the Supplier Diversity Team at 888.256.1150 to discuss your current certification concerns.
What if my firm doesn't meet the 51% threshold for ownership, control and operation, but I believe my company may qualify as a "diverse-owned" company?
If a supplier is unable to acquire an Ameren recognized Supplier Diversity certification, the supplier will be considered an Ameren non-diverse supplier.
I am certified as a diverse business. What is my next step?
To understand Ameren’s procurement process and share information about how your company can add value to Ameren overall by supplying us goods and services, please contact the Supplier Diversity Team at 888.256.1150. Please be prepared to submit the following:
Copy of diversity certification
Business capacity/growth potential
How do I know which person with Ameren’s Supplier Diversity Team is responsible for what my business provides?
Ameren’s procurement opportunities are segmented by three different business lines:
Business and Corporate Services
Kendra Austin is the liaison for Ameren’s procurement opportunities in this line of business. Visit the Categories for Procurement for information.
Byron Witherspoon is the liaison for Ameren’s procurement opportunities in this line of business. Visit the Categories for Procurement for information.
J.P. Keating are the temporary liaisons for Ameren’s procurement opportunities in this line of business. Visit the Categories for Procurement for information.
Overall Program Strategy and Deployment
For more information regarding Ameren’s deployment of the program, please contact the Supplier Diversity Team at 888.256.1150.
Do you have an online registration tool?
Yes, Ameren has an online registration tool. Please register here.
How can I participate in the bidding process?
Our Supplier Diversity team works with procurement decision-makers throughout Ameren to aggregate demand opportunities. We investigate the minimum criteria required of a supplier for an engagement and attempt to identify those suppliers who meet most, or all of the criteria.
How can I find out more about Ameren’s Supplier Diversity Program?