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Supplier Diversity

General Dynamics is committed to establishing mutually beneficial business relationships with small businesses that provide affordable and relevant products and services.

Across the corporation, we share a common goal of providing small businesses with opportunities to join our team. We partner with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), women-owned small businesses (WOSB), veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), SBA-certified HUBZone small businesses (HUBZ), Native American-owned small businesses, minority owned companies and Ability One organizations.

Our Supplier Diversity Program charter is to help diverse small suppliers and teaming partners understand our expectations, procedures and processes. We are always looking for suppliers that enable us to continue to work within time, quality, cost and technical performance constraints, with a continuous focus on meeting customer requirements.

General Dynamics fosters a culture of ethical behavior and integrity. To become a supplier of General Dynamics, your company must demonstrate high ethical standards that are consistent with our values in all material respects. We also look for partners that offer strategic differentiation in competitive pricing, quality procedures and processes, cost and cycle-time reduction programs, continuous improvement, technological or service advantages and innovations in delivery of goods or services.

General Dynamics has been recognized many times for our efforts to develop and support a diverse supplier base, to include:

  • Nunn-Perry awards from the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Corporate Champion and Corporate Achievement awards from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise
  • U.S. Department of Justice Small Business Awards