A Diverse Supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a Minority, Woman, Veteran or Service Disabled Veteran.  If your company  is interested in offering products or services to Verizon in the state of California, (in addition to nationally recognized certifications), Verizon requires you obtain certification from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Clearinghouse.

Verizon recognizes certifications from the organizations listed below.  

                                                     Verizon Approved Certification Organizations
National Minority Supplier Development Council  (NMSDC)  www.nmsdc.org
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)    www.wbenc.org
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)   www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/
Verizon also accepts certifications from federal, state, local government offices, public utility commissions and associations for service veterans.

Diverse Suppliers should register at our Supplier Diversity Registration Portal. Registration in our database enables us to access your business profile information and data regarding your company’s capabilities and experience.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • The Verizon Supplier Diversity program is a component of Verizon's Sourcing and Procurement process.  It is not a set aside program.
  • Any supplier that wishes to register as a Diverse Supplier must be certified by a third-party certification organization recognized by Verizon.
  • Registration in Verizon's Supplier Diversity database does not :
    • guarantee award of a Verizon contract
    • certify or designate a firm as an approved or preferred Verizon supplier
    • place a supplier on any potential "bidder's list”
    • obligate Verizon to solicit a Request for Quotation (RFQ)
    • indicate a supplier will be considered or selected to bid on procurement opportunities
  • Once registered, it is the supplier's responsibility to keep certification and registration profiles and documentation current.  Any supplier with outdated or expired certification may be removed from the database without prior notice.


If you have third-party minority, woman, veteran or service disabled veteran certification, you can register today.