Diversity is Good Business
Since 1998, DG3 has sought to support the development and growth of MWBE businesses. It has taken its most aggressive steps recently. DG3 has agreed to target spending to MWBE businesses in support of its clients overarching diversity objectives. Although many times very difficult due to our industry composition, security requirements of clients and the scale requirements of our clients, DG3 has managed to directly spending with many MWBE businesses in all facets of the industry.
What is DIG?:
DG3 is seeking to make DIG the most innovative and far reaching supplier diversity program in the graphic communications industry. The DIG program enables DG3 clients to achieve significant Prime, Tier 1 and Tier 2 spend objectives by working with DG3 and the DIG network members.
How it Works:
DG3 will regularly add MWBE certified businesses to our network. The members will cover all facets of the graphic communications and document management services marketplace. The more firms we add, the more firms we can expose to the spending of our clients and the more our clients can identify resources connected to DG3 to achieve their spending objectives.
Spending Classifications under DIG:
Listed below are the types of spending classifications you can achieve by working with DG3 and its DIG network members.
- First Tier Supplier - A first tier supplier is a DIG network member/supplier that provides the product/services and invoices directly to a DG3 client for goods and services rendered directly by that supplier.
- Second Tier Supplier - A second tier supplier is a supplier that provides products/services and invoices DG3 for goods and services rendered that DG3 will invoice to its client.
- Direct Second Tier Purchases are defined as: Second Tier supplier products/services which CAN be identified in support of a specific requirement of a DG3 client. For example, DG3s purchase of office supplies from an MWBE firm.
- Indirect Second Tier Purchases are defined as: Products and services which CANNOT be identified in support of a specific requirement of a DG3 client. For, example DG3s purchase of paper for a specific project from an MWBE firm.