Quote from our President and CEO on the importance of Corporate Supplier Diversity
“CenturyLink is in the midst of a transformation from a telecom to technology leader. Supplier diversity represents a strategic advantage in our transformation journey”, said Jeff Storey, president and CEO of CenturyLink.“Diverse suppliers help create value for our customers and shareholders by providing us with business insight that only comes from including cross-cultural perspective on innovation, performance and profitability.”
Welcome to CenturyLink's Supplier Portal
CenturyLink's suppliers are key to our company's success in the highly competitive marketplace. We rely upon our strong base of suppliers to support our internal initiative of MWDVBE utilization and commitment to small business development.
Register as a Diverse Supplier
You will need the following information to complete your registration.
- Company name, DBA name, Federal Tax ID, Dun and Bradstreet number
- Year established, revenue for the last 3 years, legal structure
- NAICS/SIC codes, commodity/category codes, product/service description
- Diversity certificate information, ethnicity, gender, ownership
- Upload supplier documents including diversity certification document
2nd Tier Reporting
All prime suppliers with an average yearly spend of $700,000 are encouraged to have an MWDVBE subcontracting plan as part of their Sourcing contract and report on payments made to diverse vendors. Please login to begin the reporting process. If you need access, please send an email to: Quantum Support.
Tier II spending consists of payments made to minority, service disabled veteran or non-ethnic women owned businesses for the purchase of goods and services, used directly or indirectly, in support of CenturyLink.
A minority-owned business enterprise (MBE), a non-ethnic woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), a service and/or disabled veteran-owned business enterprise (DVBE), a disabled owned (DOBE), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories. Minority, LGBT, woman, disabled, service disabled veteran ownership and/or controlling interest must be 51 percent to qualify, whether the business is publicly or privately held OR is “minority controlled” by 40% of its voting stock, board of directors or senior management and possess 3rd party certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA) or Federal, state, local governments or councils and chambers of commerce.