For organizations placing a priority on supplier diversity and partnering with women and minority owned vendors, ASI represents a very attractive option for helping you achieve your corporate diversity goals. Founded in 1987 by Christine Liang, ASI is now the largest privately held woman-owned business in the State of California and third largest in the country, holding certifications as both a Woman-owned business and Minority Supplier.
ASI’s diversity status in both USA and Canada increases procurement opportunities for our customers. Our certified women-owned and minority-owned business status gives our reseller partners the ability to participate in diversity spend project using ASI as a second-tier supplier (a.k.a. Tier 2 supplier). Today, many large corporations and public utilities are requiring that a percentage of their purchases be done through diversity spend and ASI’s status allows our customers the opportunity to compete in this market segment.
ASI is also committed in promoting diversity spending within our own supplier & vendor base who are formally certified as W/MBE’s, DVE, 8a & HUB zone based partners. ASI is particularly motivated to form partnerships with corporations, public or privately held who are actively involved with & support the Diversity Initiative.
As a diversity supplier and partner, ASI provides a broad range of values:
- Access to the latest technology solutions from leading manufactures including AMD, Intel, LG, Lenovo, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, ViewSonic and Western Digital.
- Supply chain management and logistical services to support timely delivery of key components
- Availability of value-add services through our ISO 9001:2008 facility that range from custom integration of desktops, notebooks, storage solutions and servers, as well as private label packaging, kitting, and more.
- Knowledgeable Technicians and Systems Design Engineers who are experienced in supporting the complete range of products and solutions available from ASI.
Making a commitment to diversity in the marketplace is a business imperative and ASI makes your choice of vendors an easy one. For more information on how we can help you achieve your goals in this very important area, contact Diversity Team, at email@example.com.
ASI's Diversity Awards & Recognitions [Click Here]
Diversity Calendar of Events [Click Here]
WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) View Certificate
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.
NMSDC Corporate Plus Member Certified MBE (National Minority Supplier Development Council) View Link (National List)
NCMSDC Certified MBE (National Minority Supplier Development Council) View Certificate (Northern California)
Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country's leading business membership organizations. It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
CAMSC View Certificate
CAMSC operates as a private sector-led, non profit membership organization governed by a board of Directors; composed of major multinational corporations operating in Canada. The organization aims to deliver programs and processes to promote and facilitate procurement opportunities between major corporations in Canada and suppliers of all sizes owned and operated by Canadian Aboriginals and Minorities.
CPUC View Certificate
The Clearinghouse is a Commission-supervised entity whose primary purpose is to audit and verify the status of WMBEs, and to establish and maintain a database of WMDVBEs that is accessible to the CPUC and to participating utilities. The Clearinghouse audit and verification program precludes the need for individual utilities to audit and verify WMBEs with whom they do business.
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MBE Vendor & Customer Certification Assistance
Rosemary James, Director of Certification
Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council
"Promoting Minority Supplier Development for over 30 Years "
460 Hegenberger Road, Suite 730, Oakland, CA 94621
P: 510.686.2555 x229 F: 510.686.2552
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ncmsdc.org
WBE/DVE/Hub/8a Vendor & customer certification assistance
ASI’s certification assistance partner:
Don Stoneham, CEO
Agape Enterprises Consulting, Inc
7223 Avon Court
Dublin, CA 94568 (Pacific time zone)
Phone: (925) 803-5736
Fax: (925) 828-3746
E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.agape1.biz
Woman-Owned Business: Means a business which is at least 51% owned by one or more woman; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women (reference FAR 2.101). Businesses must be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Minority-Owned Business: Means a business which is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual(s) who are U.S. citizens and their ancestry is African-American, Subcontinent Asian-American, Native-American, Asian Pacific-American, or Hispanic-American. Business must be certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, or one of its regional councils. Foreign-owned firms operating in the U.S. are not included in this definition.
Supplier Diversity: A business program that encourages the use of previously underutilized minority owned vendors as suppliers. It is not directly correlated with supply chain diversification, although utilizing more vendors may enhance supply chain diversification.
Tier 1: Direct supplier to a customer; contractor.
Tier 2: Second-level contractor; subcontractor; also referred to as Tier 2 supplier.
Second-Tier Supplier: Second-level contractor; subcontractor; also referred to as Tier 2 supplier.