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Prudential's Supplier Diversity Program FAQs

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Does my company need to be certified as an MBE, WBE, VBE or SDVBE to do business with Prudential?
How do I register with Prudential as a diverse supplier?
What happens after I register?
How will key Prudential users of my product or service know I have registered?
How do I update my information?
What are some tips on doing business with Prudential?
FAQs
Question. Does my company need to be certified as an MBE, WBE, VBE or SDVBE to do business with Prudential?
Answer. Your firm doesn't need to be diverse to do business with us. Prudential will consider your status and appropriate certifications.

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Question. How do I register with Prudential as a diverse supplier?
Answer.
  • Visit Supplier Registration.
  • At the log-in screen, click the "First Time Logging In?" link.
  • Select the New Registration button.  Enter the required company and contact information. Create your company code and your individual ID and password.
  • For security purposes, once you've created your ID and password, you will need to log into the system using your new ID and password to complete the registration process. Click the Register Company button.
  • Your company will not be fully registered until you complete the required information on all of the tabs in the profile including:
    • Company information (principal, headquarters, sales data and business certifications)
    • Contacts (indicate primary and secondary) 
    • Products and Services (Click the Add New Product/Service link to indicate the products and services your firm provides)
    • Certifications (Select your diverse supplier category on the Supplier Category screen, Click the Add New Certification link to indicate your firm's certifications and view the certifications you've already entered on the Certifications screen)
The company code is required for accessing and updating your firm's profile.  Prudential will send your company principal an e-mail confirming your company code.  Any company representative you wish to be able to update your firm's profile will need this code in order to set up an ID and password and to subsequently access the profile.

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Question. What happens after I register?
Answer. The information you provide is available to purchasers throughout Prudential for consideration as sourcing opportunities arise. Neither registration nor proof of certification is a guarantee of doing business with us. Awarding contracts is a competitive process that involves diverse and non-diverse suppliers alike. While Prudential considers diverse supplier status during this strategic sourcing process, you will not be awarded business based only on your diverse status.  Any business your firm conducts with Prudential will be subject to negotiation and contract.

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Question. How will key Prudential users of my product or service know I have registered?
Answer. Purchasers throughout Prudential have access to the company’s diverse supplier database. Registering with Prudential allows the company to retain your information should an opportunity become available. When the need arises, the supplier diversity manager is involved in identifying potential, diverse candidates for the sourcing team in order to provide meaningful opportunities for diverse firms. The sourcing team will review the supplier pool and invite RFP participation based on the requirements of the initiative.  Potential business will be subject to negotiation and contract.

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Question. How do I update my information?
Answer. You can access your profile by going to the Supplier Registration page.  IDs and passwords expire after one year if not used. To keep your ID and password current, review your profile periodically during the year to confirm the information is current.

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Question. What are some tips on doing business with Prudential?
Answer.
  • Familiarize yourself with Prudential and its products to better understand how your products/services may fit our needs.
  • Review Doing Business With Prudential available on the "Vendor Registration" page.
  • Be sure you thoroughly understand the requirements of the work you are asked to bid on. Ask questions. Depending upon the nature of the work, you may need to understand Prudential's vendor governance policies and procedures regarding such issues as information security, confidentiality and customer information, business continuation and sustainability.


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