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  • PNC Supplier Diversity

    The PNC Financial Services Group
    116 Allegheny Center Mall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The process to become a certified MWDBE firm encompasses a series of steps performed by a third-party organization to validate the MWDBE classification of a supplier. Certification does not address supplier evaluations or due diligence activities (credit analysis/capacity monitoring/background screening) associated with supplier selection. Certification encompasses documentation reviews and site visits to examine:

  • 51% ownership by a woman or minority individual
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. resident alien status
  • Management of the business
  • Control of business operations and decisions
All MWDBE's firms utilized by PNC as prime suppliers or as the subcontractor of a prime supplier must be certified. Diverse suppliers must provide proof of certification status from an established certifying entity. We accept certification from the following entities:
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or its affiliates for MBEs
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • National Women's Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) or its affiliates for WBEs.

Certifications by other local, state, regional or federal purchasing agencies may also be accepted.

Note: PNC does not provide certification services but we will be happy to provide you with referral sources and contact information on how to initiate the process.