Coastal Produce Distributors - Distributor of the Finest Fruits and Vegetables

Coastal and Procurement

Welcome to the Coastal Procurement website. We are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our suppliers, many of whom have been working with us for years. And we are always looking to expand our supplier base to accommodate our rapidly growing customer base. To that end, we periodically review our relationships and add new suppliers as needed.

Suppliers at Coastal Produce

Coastal Produce requires each of its suppliers to meet the highest standards for all goods and services. Our requirements include a commitment to rigorous quality assurance. In addition, suppliers must be committed, as we are, to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility.

The ideal suppliers are those who understand our culture and expectations. We value suppliers who take the time to learn about and understand our business and who look for ways to add value. These suppliers know the importance of making and meeting commitments and delivering the highest quality goods and services.

Supplier Diversity Program

We take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. A good example is our strong and longstanding commitment to a diverse supplier base. Coastal Produce actively participates in the program through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), as well as Supplier Diversity Business Opportunity Trade Fairs.

The businesses we categorize as diverse suppliers are Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, as well as businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business regions (HUB Zone) and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB).

Sourcing Process

Coastal’s sourcing process is designed to ensure equal and fair treatment of suppliers so that they can fully participate in a competitive procurement process. We ask suppliers wishing to participate in the process to register with our Supplier Information Database.

The First Step

The first step any supplier should take in seeking opportunities to do business with Coastal Produce is to register with our Supplier Information Database. If your company registers and there is a need for the type of products or services you provide, a Coastal Produce procurement professional can then contact you to explore potential opportunities.

If there is no immediate opportunity (as sometimes happens), the information will remain in Coastal’s confidential Supplier Information Database for six months or for as long as you continue visiting Coastal’s procurement website to keep your company’s information up to date.

Please note that all purchases are made in the competitive marketplace. Submitting your company to SID does not automatically place your company of a “bidders list,” nor does it constitute approval of your firm as a Coastal supplier of obligate Coastal to solicit requests for quotations.

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