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Second Tier Program

Second Tier Program

Entergy has a strong and long-standing commitment to the economic development of the communities it serves. One way the company honors this commitment is to aggressively work with its prime suppliers implementing a strong Prime Supplier Second-Tier Initiative. This initiative was developed and designed to assist prime suppliers in the development of effective diverse supplier (subcontracting) initiatives and to track mandatory reporting. As a prime supplier, your company’s cooperation in this project is essential.

This user-friendly system collects and tracks prime suppliers’ subcontracting dollars spent with diverse suppliers, i.e. ethnic-minority, women, veteran and disabled veteran owned businesses, along with HUB Zone suppliers.


The primary purpose of Entergy’s Second-Tier Initiative is to maximize opportunities for diverse suppliers through prime suppliers, to participate as providers of products and services to various Entergy business units. It is a supplement and not a replacement for existing efforts aimed at increasing meaningful opportunities for diverse suppliers to participate as first-tier providers.

How to Begin the Process

Contact Entergy’s Supplier Diversity Department

• A Supplier Diversity representative will take it from here and initiate the process for establishing a login ID and password (The Second-Tier reporting database is a web-based system designed to make the process of reporting second-tier numbers very easy. Our third party registration and reporting portal manager’s website is secure and your data and documentation will be held in confidence and is for Entergy’s internal use only).

• You will receive an e-mail containing your password, ID and Second Tier reporting guidelines (Additional training is also available).

• Simply login to the web based portal and begin reporting (Reporting is done on a quarterly basis with dates prescribed by the third party registration and reporting portal manager).

If you currently have an account and wish to submit your Second Tier Report to Entergy, please log in and enter your second tier numbers.

How can Entergy’s Supplier Diversity Team assist you?

Whether you have a veteran supplier diversity program or you are building your program, Entergy’s supplier diversity team can help. The supplier diversity team works closely with partnering agencies to identify diverse suppliers that provide a wide variety of products and services. The supplier diversity team also works with prime suppliers to provide diverse supplier referrals.  Furthermore, the team assists prime suppliers working with Entergy in drafting and developing the subcontracting plan. In addition to these services, the team distributes quarterly communications to prime suppliers informing them of upcoming events and additionally shares best practices in supplier diversity. 

Second Tier Reports

Second-Tier Spend Reports should be submitted to Entergy on a quarterly basis and are due 30 days after the quarter ends. Should you have any questions regarding Entergy’s Second-Tier Program, please contact Rivers Frederick, Supplier Diversity Specialist at Rfreder@entergy.com or by telephone at 504-576-4924.

Click here for the Second-Tier Tutorial (pdf).