Vendors & Suppliers
Working with DRI becomes your success – Become a Vendor
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) offers 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.
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 suppliers will need to register through the SReg system. All current suppliers who have not registered through the SReg system will need to do so as well.
- 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).
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.
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.
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 an invitation to bid on DRI projects.
Small Business Resources
Local SBA Office
Women’s Business Center
Small Disadvantaged Business
Veterans Business Development
Minority Business Resources
Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
City of Reno Business
City of Sparks Business
Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
National Minority Supplier Development Council
Nevada Business Resources
Nevada Department of Transportation
Nevada Procurement Program
Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council
Nevada Small Business Development Center
IRS Tax Status
BCN Purchasing Office
FSO Purchasing Office