Supplier diversity

At Qurate Retail Group, we are committed to increasing opportunities and equity across all of our brands, and we invite diverse businesses to join our community of suppliers who deliver high quality goods and services.

Becoming a Diverse Supplier for Qurate Retail Group

We look forward to connecting with suppliers who can bring new and innovative ideas and offerings to our company. Through our indirect supplier diversity program, we focus on providing opportunities to be considered to businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled on a daily basis by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group, self-identifying in one or more of the following groups: Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic/LatinX, Indigenous, other person of color, LGBTQ, women, person with a disability*, or military veteran (collectively “Diverse Business”).

  • A Diverse Business must have each of the following characteristics:
    • Unconditionally and directly own, operate, and control on a daily basis at least 51% of the business.
    • This ownership may not be through another business entity.
    • In case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the voting stock is owned by one or more diverse group members.
    • Outside the U.S., disclosure of ethnicity is voluntary, per privacy policy, not a requirement.

    * A person with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

Qurate Retail Group is excited to be a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and we plan to join the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the near future.

While we do not require a third-party certification at this time, becoming a registered diverse business through an established organization can have many benefits. Please see our FAQ section for information on well-known accrediting councils.

To be considered for potential opportunities, please complete our registration form. You can reach us at SupplierDiversity@qvc.com if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a diverse supplier?

  • At Qurate Retail Group, we are focusing on elevating U.S.-based companies that qualify as a Diverse Business.

    A Diverse Business must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled on a daily basis by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group, self-identifying in one or more of the following groups: Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic/LatinX, Indigenous, other person of color, LGBTQ, women, person with a disability*, or military veteran (collectively “Diverse Business”).

    • A Diverse Business must have each of the following characteristics:
      • Unconditionally and directly own, operate, and control on a daily basis at least 51% of the business.
      • This ownership may not be through another business entity.
      • In case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the voting stock is owned by one or more diverse group members.
      • Outside the U.S., disclosure of ethnicity is voluntary, per privacy policy, not a requirement.

      * A person with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

How do I become a supplier for Qurate Retail Group?

  • Please start by filling out the registration form which can be found on this page. Our Supplier Diversity team will review and contact you to learn more about your company. While we may not have an opportunity that aligns at this time, we will keep you in our database in case a fitting opportunity arises in the future. Please keep in mind that submitting a registration form does not guarantee opportunities or business with Qurate Retail Group. We work closely with our Procurement team buyers to ensure that all sourcing events are evaluated to determine if any Diverse Businesses in our database should be invited to take part.

Does Qurate Retail Group require any third-party certifications?

  • At this time, we do not require third-party certifications to participate in our indirect supplier diversity program. We do, however, want to track that information if you are a part of any recognized groups or organizations. Please be sure to attach any certificates to your registration form. Currently we are a national corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and we plan to join the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the near future. Please visit the above websites for information on becoming a certified business.

Who can I reach out to if I have a question or if I have not heard back after submitting a registration form?

  • It is our goal to respond to every submission in a timely manner. If it has been over two weeks since you submitted your registration form and you have not heard from us, or if you have any general questions, please contact us at SupplierDiversity@qvc.com.

If my company is selected to participate in a sourcing event, what should I expect?

  • Every event can differ slightly, but our standard process for evaluating suppliers for a new opportunity is a request for proposal (RFP). If you are selected to participate, you will work directly with the buyer assigned to that review who will discuss the specific needs and process with your company. The supplier that is ultimately awarded the contract will then continue working with that buyer on negotiating appropriate contract documents and completing the setup as a supplier in our Procurement system.

I am looking to sell my products on air or online through one of Qurate Retail Group’s brands. Who should I contact?

  • This supplier diversity program is focused on our Procurement team’s indirect buying function. To explore opportunities to work with our direct Merchandising team, please review the process for submitting your product pitch.
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