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Procurement Process & Expectations

Learn how Allstate selects suppliers.

Allstate’s Sourcing & Procurement Solutions (SPS) is committed to providing the highest quality goods and services at the most cost-effective pricing available. In order to achieve this, we work with a number of suppliers nationwide. Our commodity managers will establish and manage supplier relationships on behalf of the corporation.

Our Process for choosing suppliers.

SPS uses a strategic sourcing process to successfully pair 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 standards.
  • 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 SPS 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 invited or allowed to bid on all Allstate contracts or opportunities.

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 Allstate’s Supplier Code of Ethics.

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Prospective Suppliers

Suppliers wishing to pursue business with Allstate should create a supplier profile in My Supplier Network. This profile lets our commodity managers know you are interested in doing business with Allstate and provides key information used in our sourcing selection process.

Creating a supplier profile does not guarantee that your company will be awarded business from Allstate or that your company will be contacted. Your profile will be available to commodity managers looking to identify qualified prospective suppliers on behalf of an Allstate business area. If we determine there is a need for your product or service, the appropriate Allstate commodity manager will contact you.

Tip: List all of the services and niche areas your company specializes in – setting yourself apart.

Allstate provides equal opportunity to suppliers and does not discriminate against minority-, woman-, veteran-, LGBT-, or disability-owned businesses in the competitive bidding process. Learn more about our supplier diversity program.

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