Mirroring Our Community's Diversity
Supplier Diversity is a core business goal at Gulf Power. That's why our initiatives are designed to provide opportunities to small and diverse businesses, including minority owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.
A diverse supplier base not only makes good business sense, but it also maximizes the value of our supply chain through the following:
Cultivation — We promote diversity that adds quality and helps proven suppliers grow and develop their businesses through mentoring opportunities.
Citizenship — We strive to be a good corporate citizen and improve the economies of the communities we serve.
Compliance — We comply with all regulatory guidelines, adhere to regulatory agencies and meet our spending goals with a pool of certified, high-quality suppliers.
In 2013, Gulf Power spent more than 17 percent of procurement dollars with minority-owned and women-owned businesses. Over the last five years, the company has an average spending rate of 15.8 percent.
All suppliers are expected to compete on quality, reliability, and price.
Thank you for your interest in registering to be a supplier for Gulf Power. While completion of this process does not guarantee future opportunities with the company, it is a required step in order to be considered for them.
Working With Us
Gulf Power is committed to the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance.
When applying to become a trusted supplier, you will be agreeing with compliance principles, which are a summary of some of the governing terms and conditions contained in our contracts. In addition, you can be confident that ethical behavior applies to every part of our business.
These standards are embodied in two foundational documents - the Southern Style (PDF) statement of values and the Code of Ethics (PDF). Our contracts include provisions which specifically require suppliers to conduct their activities in a highly ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Please let us know if you are ever asked by a company representative to do something you consider to be unethical or illegal, or if you observe illegal conduct at our company. You can contact our management by calling our Concerns Program confidential reporting line (1.800.754.9452).
Requirements for Contractors
Prior to working for Gulf Power, contractors must comply with certain requirements. Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved Mississippi provider.
Generating Plant Access Requirements
Identification requirements, drug/alcohol testing, background investigation and safety orientation requirements must be met to gain access to generating plants. Learn more.
Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS)
Contractor's Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Quality programs shall meet or exceed the requirements of the Southern Company Generation EH&S and Quality policies and procedures. Learn more.
Contract Worker Drug Screening and Background Investigations
Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved Southern Company provider.
Contract Worker Access to NERC Protected Assets
Based upon location of the work to be performed, contract workers may be required to annually complete additional security training and be subject to a background investigation every seven years. Learn more (PDF).