Announcing the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Online Self-Service Supplier Registration System (SReg). This system allows suppliers to register and manage their business information online through their secure account.
To continue as a DRI vendor you must register your account at http://suppliers.nevada.edu. For registration assistance and general questions, please call the BCN Purchasing Office (775-784-6552) or FSO Accounts Payable (775-673-7474).
SReg operates in a similar manner to other on-line registration websites. To register the supplier submits their company and contact information online including name, email and business addresses, phone numbers, tax information, insurance, licenses, and commodity offerings. In addition, once they are registered, suppliers can maintain and update their information.
As part of NSHE’s move to the new Workday financial system, all new and current suppliers will need to register through the SReg system.
This one registration will provide suppliers with the following benefits:
- NSHE- wide exposure to all eight system institutions
- Access to new RFP’s and Contract Announcements
- Electronic filing of documents and email correspondence
- Allows the vendor to maintain current information through self-service
- Pre-registration into Paymode X (an electronic payment site). Paymode will not became active until Workday is implemented
Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity: go to http://suppliers.nevada.edu and register your vendor account. Your old account will not carryforward to the new Workday financial system. Workday will be operational this October and your old account will be deactivated.
Again, if you have any question please call the numbers listed above with any questions.
Thanks for your good service and we look forward to doing business with you in the future.
We also invite you to visit the DRI Research Parks, Ltd. to learn more about unique opportunities for high technology business development in northern Nevada.
Vendor Diversity Program Statement
The Nevada System of Higher Education and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) recognizes the benefit of creating an equal opportunity for all vendors to participate in the Institute’s procurement process, and is committed to diversity and non-discrimination in its business operations. Accordingly, DRI will make a good faith effort to utilize Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises, Disabled Business Enterprises, Veteran/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises, and Small Business Enterprise throughout the procurement process. This effort does not equate to a quota or set percentage. All efforts to contact and engage small, minority, disabled, veteran, and women vendors will be fair and impartial.
In accordance with Nevada Law, no preference will be given to any business group or classification. The Vendor Diversity Program has been created, however, to ensure that small, minority, veteran, disabled, and women owned businesses have the unimpeded ability to compete in the bidding process and to do business with DRI.
Vendor Diversity Program Goals
The Vendor Diversity Program’s main objectives include, but are not limited, to the following:
- For goods and services that require a formal solicitation, recognition will be given to the vendor business classification as specified by the submitter on the Invitation to Bid Form.
- Proposers will be encouraged to submit a plan identifying primary and second-tier vendors that are small, minority, disabled, veteran, or women owned business concerns to be used for the commodity or service being bid.
- When subcontractors are utilized, primary vendors will be encouraged to demonstrate, in their bid proposal, that they attempted to obtain bids from small, minority, disabled, veteran, or women owned business where applicable.
- For purchase orders issued below the bidding threshold, the utilization of a diverse vendor base will be an objective facilitated by the purchasing staff.
- Periodic transaction reporting will be conducted to monitor the success of DRI’s efforts in partnering with a diverse base of vendors.
Diversified Vendor Definitions
Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority persons of African American, Hispanic American, Asian-Pacific American, or Native American ethnicity.
Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women.
Disabled Owned Business Enterprise (DIS/DBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disabled/disadvantaged individuals pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Veteran/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (VET/DVET): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more veterans/disabled veterans who have served in the active military and discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Small Business Enterprise (SBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function, is not owned and controlled by individuals designated as minority, women, veterans, or physically-challenged, and where gross annual sales does not exceed $2,000,000.
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB/HEBZone): The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.
Certification — DRI does not use a third party to certify the authenticity of a business. Therefore, all information submitted by a vendor must be accurate and in accordance with fair business practices. If you have been certified as a diversified vendor, please submit a copy of the certificate.
Requirements — DRI requires that a vendor application and W-9 be completed and submitted to the Purchasing/Accounts Payable Department prior to processing any system transactions. Please be sure to login or register at https://suppliers.nevada.edu .
For purchases greater than $5,000.00 and Request For Proposal (RFP) information, please visit Business Center North (BCN) Purchasing at the link below. BCN Purchasing serves as the Purchasing Agent for the Northern locations of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Completing the registration does not guarantee that the vendor will be selected for goods and services being purchased by the Institute, nor does it assure invitation to bid on DRI projects.
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