While attending the Michigan Minority Procurement Conference, hosted by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, I came across the IBM booth.  While at the IBM table, I received a document revealing some of the company’s business opportunities for small and diverse suppliers.

Since it was a handout, and no digital copy seems to be present on their website (https://www-03.ibm.com/procurement/proweb.nsf/contentdocsbytitle/United+States~How+to+become+a+supplier), I decided to include a few potential business opportunities on the website along with contact information where I could find.  Please check out the information below and if you have business opportunities for small and diverse businesses, please let us know:

How to connect with IBM: Visit their website which can be access HERE

Do you want to be considered for US Federal Government subcontracting?  If so, send over a capability overview to Mary Hellem (mmhellem@us.ibm.com) and/orRay Nowden (ranowden@us.ibm.com)

General Procurement Opportunities IBM purchases for:

  • Business Services
  • Complementary workforce services
  • Connectivity
  • Facilities management and operations (GM)
  • Facilities design and construction (FDC)
  • Information technology (IT) products, services and maintenance
  • Marketing communications
  • Print services
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel
  • Technical services

Systems production procurement

  • Actives/optics/passives
  • Interconnect
  • Electronic card assembly and test (ECAT)
  • Liquid crystal displays (LCDs)
  • Logic – CPU core logic chipsets
  • Logic – standard and custom
  • Mechanicals: fabricated metals and plastics
  • Memory
  • OEM box assemblies
  • Packaging
  • Power
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Service parts procurement and warranty
  • Storage devices and peripherals
  • Tapes/media
  • Thermal (cooling) devices