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Procurement Process & Expectations

Learn How Allstate Selects Suppliers.

Allstate sourcing and procurement solutions is committed to providing the highest quality goods and services at the most efficient pricing available. In order to achieve this, we work with a number of suppliers nationwide. It is the role of our commodity managers to establish and maintain working relationships with our selected suppliers.

Our Process For Choosing Suppliers

Sourcing and procurement solutions uses a strategic sourcing process to successfully unite Allstate with suppliers who best meet our needs, expectations and requirements. Depending on the situation, one or multiple suppliers may be asked to provide goods or services to the enterprise.

Our Expectations Of Suppliers

Allstate is committed to providing quality products and services to our customers while delivering outstanding value to our shareholders. In order to maintain our reputation for excellence, we expect our suppliers to:

  • Provide documentation of their ability to furnish products and services that meet the highest quality standard.
  • Submit bids and/or responses in writing to Allstate RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs and to honor their submitted pricing.
  • Guarantee adequate financial resources to produce and deliver any product or service to Allstate when awarded a bid.
  • Conduct business with the highest standard of integrity and comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.
  • Provide an adequate volume of product that could include a variety of styles and colors, and ensure distribution and shipment of any and all items to any Allstate, or Allstate affiliate location, at all times.
  • Deal directly with the sourcing & procurement solutions commodity manager responsible for the product or service being sourced—suppliers may jeopardize their right to conduct business with Allstate if they attempt to seek an unfair advantage by circumventing a commodity manager's authority.

Suppliers should not assume they will be allowed to bid on Allstate contracts simply because they are allowed to call on Allstate.

Our Business Relationship With Suppliers

Suppliers can expect Allstate employees to conduct themselves in a fair and ethical manner. It's against our policy for any Allstate employee to accept, request, suggest, or require a gift, payment, or any other benefit, financial or otherwise from a supplier as a condition of conducting business with Allstate. Learn more* about becoming a supplier.

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Prospective Suppliers

Suppliers wishing to pursue business with Allstate should complete a registration form. Completing the registration process lets our commodity managers know you are interested in doing business with Allstate and provides information used in our sourcing selection process.

Entry into the prospective Allstate supplier database does not ensure that your company will be awarded business from Allstate or that your company will be contacted; it does allow corporate decision-makers to identify qualified prospective suppliers who may be able to meet their product or service requirements for business operations. If we determine there is a need for your product or service, the appropriate Allstate commodity manager will contact you.

Allstate provides equal opportunity to suppliers and does not discriminate against minority, female or veteran-owned businesses in the competitive bidding process.

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