Supplier diversity is a business and social imperative at Raytheon Technologies. Our businesses are Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. In order to develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges our customers face, we foster an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion that enables us to attract, retain and develop a diverse supply base.

We provide maximum practicable procurement opportunities for small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, small disadvantaged, historically underutilized business zone, Native American, Indian tribal-owned, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-owned and disability-owned businesses. We also seek to provide opportunities for historically black colleges, universities and minority institutions in the areas of technical, engineering and research services.

We address economic equality in our supply chain by evaluating and analyzing our supplier relationships. We are committed to a diverse supply base that reflects the demographics and values of our company, our customers and the communities in which we operate. Supplier diversity is a key part of Raytheon Technologies’ overall strategic plan to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the company and beyond.

To be eligible for award as a small business, an offeror must represent in good faith that it is a small business by ensuring that all NAICS codes for which the offeror can be certified as small are listed on our Annual Offeror Registration Data, Representations and Certifications (CR-003) form.

Jared Casey

A true commitment

Faison, an office supply company founded and owned by a Black veteran, has had a long relationship with Raytheon Technologies. Owner Jared Casey says he’s sometimes skeptical about big companies’ DE&I efforts, but Raytheon Technologies’ approach is more than “just checking a box.” “What we always enjoyed about working with United Technologies, and now Raytheon Technologies, is the drive to work with small and diverse businesses throughout their organization,” Casey says. “It’s more of a partnership in that atmosphere.”

Today, Casey says, Faison’s relationship with Raytheon Technologies is still fulfilling.

“They have high expectations for us to hit, and they push us, but they understand the challenges of a small business,” he says. “They want to be closer to their suppliers and support them overall. We’ve been with them for over a decade, and they’re still committed as much as they were before, maybe more so now. It’s a rare thing in our world to see that kind of commitment, and we’re proud to be part of it.”

Louise Elliott

A unique relationship

Over the 33-year relationship between Port Electronics and Raytheon Technologies, Executive Vice President Louise Elliott has come to value the depth of resources our company provides. “We were a small, disadvantaged business with minority and service-disabled veteran certifications,” she says. “Raytheon gave us the opportunity to do business with them, along with amazing support through their small business liaison officers and mentorship opportunities. We’ve tailored our business to Raytheon Technologies’ requirements, and we believe that this has been beneficial for our growth and our mutual success.”

Since Elliott and CEO Denise Jones assumed leadership of Port Electronics in 2014, they grew annual sales from $31 million to $100 million. Today the company is the only Raytheon Technologies supplier to have won the Four-Star Award for Excellence for 15 consecutive years. Mentorship programs and agreements for future business have helped Port plan for its future. “These opportunities are unique to our relationship with Raytheon Technologies,” Elliott says. “We don’t have that with any other customer.”

Outreach Events

January – April 2022
WeThrive Program (WBENC)

August 2022
National HUBZone Conference

February 2022
National 8(a) Association Small Business Conference

September 2022
NDIA Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Even

March 2022
Disability:IN Matchmaking

September 2022
Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference

April 2022
Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Conference & Expo

September 2022
Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit & Expo

April 2022
NHOA Small Business Summit

September 2022
MBDA National Minority Enterprise Development Week

May 2022
FSMSDC Annual Business Expo

October 2022
Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (AUSA)

May 2022
NVSBC VETS 2022 Conference

October 2022
CWE Women Business Leaders Conference and Women of Color Business Summit

May 2022
NCAID Reservation Economic Summit

October 2022
NMSDC Conference & Opportunity Exchange

May 2022
GNEMSDC Annual Business Opportunity Conference

October 2022
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference

June 2022
WBENC National Conference

October 2022
US Black Chamber by Black Conference

July 2022
Disability:IN Annual Conference

November 2022
NVBDC National Veteran Business Matchmaking Conference

August 2022
NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference


Raytheon Technologies potential supplier registration

We set clear expectations for our suppliers. As trusted business partners, our suppliers are critical to our ability to continue delivering innovative solutions that exceed expectations for business practices, sustainability and operational excellence. To be considered as a potential supplier for Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense, complete the registration process via the Raytheon Technologies potential supplier registration link below.

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Awards

WBENC
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We 100 Corporation of the Year 2021
Diversity Journal - Black leaders worth watching 2021 award
Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council award
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

America's Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises
Recognized as a Women's Business Enterprise National Council America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises: Resiliency Edition for demonstration of an intensified commitment to supporting and working with women-owned businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the ongoing challenges that the world has faced throughout 2020 and 2021

DoD Mentor Protégé Program Nunn-Perry Award
Received 25 Nunn-Perry Awards as a result of excellent performance in mentoring and developing small business capabilities for sustained growth

Women’s Enterprise Top 100 Corporations of the Year
Listed as one of the 2022 Women’s Enterprise Top 100 Corporations of the Year by WE USA

Top Companies for Supplier Diversity
Ranked on the 2022 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity by DiversityInc

Raytheon Technologies was also listed as an honoree on DFWMSDC’s Buy Those that Buy Us 2022 list

National Business Inclusion Consortium
2022 Best of the Best Corporations for Inclusion

Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program
Identified as a 2022 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program

Diversity Journal
Ruben Harris (Pratt & Whitney) was recognized by Diversity Journal’s for its 2021 Black Leaders Worth Watching Award

U.S Veterans Magazine
2022 Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Professional Woman’s Magazine
2022 Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Black EOE Journal
2022 Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Hispanic Network Magazine
2022 Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Raytheon Missiles & Defense was recognized with a Pacesetter Award in 2022

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
IngaLee Puentes from RTX Corporate was recognized as 2022 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year
Pratt & Whitney was recognized as Local Corporation of the Year in 2021

Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona
Andrew Volpendesta of Raytheon Missiles & Defense has been selected as 2022’s Minority and Small Business Advocate by the Minority and Small Business Alliance (MSBA) of Southern Arizona. This is in recognition of his support to the small business community and organizations that foster economic development for minority and small businesses.

Dallas Fort Worth Minority Development Council
Paul Harris of Raytheon Intelligence & Space was selected as 2022’s Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year

 

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Supplier Diversity FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about supplier diversity.

 

What happens after I register in the potential supplier registration portal?

Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging that your information has been added into our system. Raytheon Technologies employees will have access to this system to search for prospective suppliers as sourcing opportunities arise. Be sure to visit the site periodically and update your profile. Supplier profiles should include all of your company’s capabilities. Please note, completing the registration does not guarantee business with Raytheon Technologies but does provide visibility regarding your company's capabilities to our procurement teams.

What type of business qualifies for inclusion in our supplier diversity program?

We welcome all competitive suppliers to support our many requirements at Raytheon Technologies. To participate in our supplier diversity program you must be certified or qualified as a small and/or diverse supplier. Our diverse supply chain enables us to be agile, innovative and cost-competitive as we work together to solve problems and develop solutions addressing our customers' greatest challenges. As a result, we are looking for suppliers who are cost competitive, capable and consistently able to meet or exceed expectations.


What certifications are necessary to participate in our supplier diversity program?

As prime contractors to the U.S. Government, Raytheon Technologies satisfies the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) certification and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) requirements. If a small business is located in a HUBZone, that company must be certified through the SBA in order for us to demonstrate compliance with the FAR. Small businesses, woman-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses can self-certify their size and designation on the U.S. SBA System for Award Management.

Suppliers identifying to Raytheon Technologies as minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned or LGBT-owned, are also strongly encouraged to obtain certification through a third party, such as a government agency, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Business Enterprise National Council, National Veteran Business Development Council, Disability:IN, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, or another accredited certifying agency.


How do I get SBA certified?

First you must qualify as a small business. The Small Business Administration’s Table of Small Business Size Standards defines whether a business entity is small. For information on size standards, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration. Then, to apply for certification, you must complete the proper U.S. SBA application forms which are available online.

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