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At Bank of the West, diversity and inclusion is part of our culture and our business imperative. We are committed to advancing opportunities for diverse communities. Inclusive sourcing practices provide opportunities to diverse businesses, resulting in greater representation, employment, and economic advancement for minority, women, veteran, disabled, and LGBTQ communities.
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How does the program work?

Bank of the West has numerous contracting and subcontracting opportunities for diverse and minority-owned businesses. When considering awarding contracts to prospective suppliers and vendors, we require that diverse suppliers be:

  • In business for two years
  • Financially secure
  • Certified by an accredited third-party agency
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How can my business become third-party certified?

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How do I register my diverse business with Bank of the West?

  1. To be considered in our sourcing process, suppliers should send an email including a capabilities statement to the Bank of the West’s Supplier Diversity Team at SupplierDiversity@bankofthewest.com. Please be sure to indicate your diversity classification and submit proof of certification from an accredited third-party agency, if available.
  2. Upon receipt, Bank of the West will review your capabilities, create a vendor profile in our internal database, and reach out to you for any opportunities that might be a good fit for your services.
  3. If there is no current need for your products or services, your information is saved in our internal database that is accessible to Bank of the West’s Sourcing Team. While inclusion in the database does not guarantee that a contract will be awarded, the Bank of the West Sourcing Team is encouraged to include companies listed in the database in the Sourcing process if they meet the requirements. It is the supplier’s responsibility to notify the Supplier Diversity team of any changes or updates to their information.

Contact: For further information regarding Bank of the West's Supplier Diversity Program, or information on how to become third-party certified, contact Wendy Mann-Flores, Head of Supplier Diversity: wendy.mann-flores@bankofthewest.com

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