About SJI's Diversity Program

Does My Business Qualify for the Program?

SJI requires a third party certification in order to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program from one of the following agencies:

  • United States Small Business Administration
  • State of New Jersey Agency Certification
  • Third Party Certifying Agencies, such as:
    • National Minority Supplier Development Council
    • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
    • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    • National Women Business Owners Corporation
    • Supplier Clearinghouse
    • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Participation Program

Which Products and Services does SJI Procure?

Some of the items we buy are:

  • Office Equipment, Supplies and Services
  • Fleet Procurement, Parts and Maintenance
  • Computer Equipment, Software and Services
  • Measuring and Pressure Equipment
  • Pipeline and Service Construction
  • Safety Equipment
  • Training (Employee Development, Safety, Procedures)
  • Legal Services
  • Telecommunications Equipment and Services

For services, each supplier and contractor must provide us with a certificate of insurance that meets specifically required coverage and names SJI and its subsidiaries as an "Additional Insured."

How Do I Apply?