Although Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMECO) has a supplier diversity program that will help bridge the gap for minority-owned, woman-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses, we require ALL suppliers and vendors to register through this portal so that we can more accurately and thoroughly track the companies with whom we do business.
Diverse Suppliers may be large businesses and are simply defined:
- Minority-owned business
- Woman-owned business
- Service Related Disabled Veteran-owned business
- Not-for-profit entities organized to promote the interests of physically or mentally disabled individuals.
Additional requirements are that the company is owned and operated by one or more U.S. citizens meeting the above criteria and have not less than 51% in ownership or shares of stock.