Diversity is a core value at BMO Financial Group, where our vision is to be the bank that defines great customer experience. Supplier diversity is a key component of our overall diversity strategy, so being inclusive in our sourcing decisions is an integral part of our commitment to both meeting the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. By building long-term supplier relationships with diverse companies, we promote economic viability in our local communities - creating wealth and more vibrant markets in which we do business.
Register as a Diverse Supplier
Suppliers with products and services that are suitable for BMO Financial Group are asked to complete a supplier profile for consideration on current and future projects.Create supplier profile
In order to participate in BMO Financial Group's supplier diversity program, suppliers must be certified as one or more of the following groups:
BMO Financial Group accepts certifications from any one of the following organizations – see certifying organizations.
Maximizing Opportunities and Reporting Spend with Diverse Suppliers
BMO Financial Group manages and tracks spend under our Tier I and Tier II programs:
Tier I - A supplier in which we pay directly through invoicing. A Tier I supplier can be Diverse or non-Diverse.
Tier II - A supplier that is Diverse that provides services to one of BMO Financial Group's Tier I suppliers as a subcontractor.
Tier II Indirect - A Tier I non-diverse suppler to BMO reporting their Diverse spend outside of direct spend with BMO.
Both the Tier I and Tier II programs exist to maximize opportunities for diverse businesses to participate as suppliers of products and services to BMO Financial Group. BMO Financial Group supports the advancement of diverse suppliers through our Sourcing methodologies to help grow our relationships and spend with diverse suppliers.
To ensure diverse suppliers are being considered for opportunities to do business with BMO Financial Group, the Supplier Diversity Office is engaged in competitive event opportunities across the bank.
We encourage suppliers to register and maintain their certifications on our website to allow us to connect with you should we identify opportunities. NOTE: completing a profile does not guarantee that your company will receive a request to bid or a contract, or that your company has any type of procurement relationship with the bank.
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- US Business Leadership Network
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- State, County, City & Local Agencies