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
How to Begin the Process
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
here for the Second-Tier Tutorial (pdf).