Our suppliers are critical business partners that meet our expectations for business practices, environmental responsibility and operational excellence. We count on them to meet the same high standards for quality, delivery, cost and customer satisfaction that we place on ourselves.

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This page is intended to provide all UTC suppliers with direct COVID-19 related communication from UTC, as well as access to other relevant resources of information.

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Supplier Performance Program

Performance Plus - partnering for a stronger future

The merger of Raytheon Company and United Technologies created a unique opportunity to harmonize two best in class supplier performance programs: Supplier Excellence and Supplier Gold. We were able to leverage the best practices of both programs to create a world-class program called Performance +.

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Our Supplier Diversity

Our Supplier Diversity Program is focused on establishing relationships with qualified suppliers that fall into the diverse categories as defined. Developing these relationships not only brings value to our company, but also to our communities. At UTC, we are committed to our Supplier Diversity Program and recognize it as an essential part of our success. In 2018, UTC spent over $4 billion with first tier suppliers in all diverse categories, representing approximately 24 percent of its U.S. spend.

  • Supplier Diversity Glossary
  • Supplier Diversity Contacts
Supplier Diversity FAQs

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



What happens after I register?


Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging that your information has been added into our system. UTC 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 UTC.




What type of business qualifies for inclusion in UTC’s Supplier Program?


We welcome all competitive suppliers to support our many requirements at UTC. To participate in our diversity program you must be certified or qualified as a supplier meeting one of the diversity definitions listed in the Supplier Diversity Glossary. Recognized designations include: ANC, DOBE, HBCU, HUBzoned, LGBT, MBE, MI, SDB, SDVOB, SMALL, VOB, WBE.




What certifications are necessary to participate in UTC’s Supplier Diversity Program?


As prime contractors to the U.S. Government, UTC’s aerospace divisions comply with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) certification guidelines. If you are a small business located in a HUBZone, your company must be certified through the SBA in order for our aerospace divisions to demonstrate compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations regarding contracting with small businesses.

If you are a small business, woman-owned small business, veteran-owned or service disabled veteran-owned small business, you can self-certify your size and designation on the U.S. SBA System for Award Management.

Also, UTC recommends that suppliers identifying as minority-owned, woman-owned, disability-owned or LGBT-owned obtain certification through a third party such as a government agency, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Business Leadership Network, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, or other 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 SBA application forms which are available online.




What is the process for becoming a part of UTC’s Tier 2 program?


In order to participate in our Tier 2 program, you must qualify through your customers who are a direct supplier to UTC. While business is never guaranteed, we oftentimes pass along small and diverse businesses to our prime suppliers.

Supplier Diversity Glossary Supplier Diversity Contacts