Let us answer your questions
Why does PNC have a Supplier Diversity program?
Does PNC guarantee business for diverse suppliers?
What types of diverse supplier does PNC work with?
How do diverse suppliers learn about upcoming opportunities to work with PNC?
What are the next steps after I register with PNC Supplier Diversity Portal?
I have registered in the PNC Supplier Diversity Portal, but I have not heard back from PNC regarding opportunities. What should I do next?
How do I get certified as a diverse supplier?
Certification is a process managed by a third party to determine that a business is diverse. PNC encourages diverse suppliers to get certified by relevant organizations. PNC maintains corporate membership lists for your reference of diversity advocacy organizations that may be helpful to you. PNC does not require suppliers to register with any specific organization.
Does PNC accept self-certified businesses?
While certification is not a requirement to do business with us, we encourage diverse suppliers to be certified by a relevant organization for access to greater opportunities. For businesses that do not hold a certification, a self-certification affidavit located in the registration portal is required to be completed.
I have a variety of certifications from different federal, state and city municipalities. Does PNC accept these certifications?
PNC does not require diverse suppliers to register with any specific organization. We welcome all certifications and diverse suppliers who are interested in doing business with PNC.
What is a Tier 2 Program?
This is the program through which PNC works with its non-diverse suppliers (or prime suppliers) to establish diverse spend goals and strategies when working with PNC. For more information, refer to the PNC Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Program.
Does PNC recommend large/non-diverse suppliers use certain diverse suppliers?
PNC only refers diverse suppliers for their consideration. PNC does not influence or provide recommendations to prime suppliers on any specific suppliers.
How does PNC ensure that prime suppliers do business with diverse suppliers?
In every step of the procurement process, from Request for Information (RFI) to Request for Proposal (RFP), PNC supplier diversity standards and requirements are included. Working with diverse suppliers is a part of the contract agreement between PNC and a non-diverse supplier.
If suppliers do not have an existing supplier diversity plan/goal in place, we ask them to develop a plan and goal on how they will increase their spend with diverse suppliers. In addition, we also monitor and report on prime suppliers’ diverse spend.
How do large/non-diverse suppliers report on their diverse spend?
Tier 2 diverse spend is reported electronically by the supplier by inputting data through the PNC Supplier Diversity Portal. PNC Supplier Diversity registers their profile in the system which provides access to the site as a reporting supplier to submit their diverse spend monthly or quarterly. For more information, review Tier 2 Reporting – Prime Suppliers.
How can I register?
Learn more about the 3 Steps to Get Started, and then join our supplier database.
I registered on the Supplier Diversity Portal but it is not accepting my username and/or password?
Please click on the Retrieve Password link. The system will ask you your username which normally is your email address. If you enter the correct username, you will receive password reset emails on all the registered email IDs. If you enter the wrong username twice, the system will ask you to enter a valid email ID that was registered in the Portal. The password reset email will be sent to this particular email address only. If you are still not able to access your account, please use our Supplier Contact Form for further support.
It is important to note that registering with PNC's Supplier Diversity Program does not:
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