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What is Nationwide Procurement?
Procurement is Nationwide's primary purchasing group. Procurement uses Nationwide's company-wide buying power to get the best quality products and services for our associates at the best possible cost.
Procurement sources goods and services through a number of selected suppliers to create the best possible combination of quality, service and price to meet or exceed the needs of our associates and business units.
Strategic sourcing and procurement
Our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement groups include the following areas:
- Information technology (IT)
- Human resources, corporate real estate, legal, and marketing
- Insurance and financial services
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Our products and services
Learn what products and services Procurement provides.Products & services
Accounting & Finance Solutions
Nationwide’s AFS helps Procurement with purchasing services and accounts payable.AFS
Our supplier diversity
Nationwide’s diverse suppliers help us better serve our broad customer base.Supplier diversity
What do we expect from suppliers?
We expect the following from our suppliers:
- Recognition and respect of diversity.
- Communication – that is continuous, frequent, open, honest, clear and immediate.
- Confidentiality – Nationwide and its suppliers sometimes share confidential information, usually in the form of written documentation. This information shall only be used to successfully complete work for Nationwide. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) agreement must be executed. Third-party access to this information is unacceptable except upon prior written consent by Nationwide.
- Ethics – As a foundation for trust and good-faith relationships, we hold ourselves accountable to high ethical standards.
- Nationwide Supplier Code of Conduct
What is the Procurement supplier selection process?
To make sure we're working with the only the best, our selection process includes a review of:
- Supplier capabilities
- Supplier's ability to agree to Nationwide contractual documents
- Annual and/or financial reports
- D&B/Dunn & Bradstreet (or comparable) reports
- Customer and/or supplier references
- Industry publications
- Credit, criminal and civil court records
- Insurance information
- Judgments and other court actions