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Supplier Selection & Practices

SGI considers the following key factors when selecting a supplier/service provider:

  • Quality of the product or service provided
  • Competitive prices
  • On-time, cost-effective delivery of products
  • Technology infrastructure of the supplier
  • Demographics
  • Financial solvency
  • Experience
  • Socially responsible and environmentally conscious policies

In those instances where the complexity and/or dollar amount of the intended purchase warrants, bidders are given an opportunity to make formal presentations before a cross-functional selection team.

What We Expect from Our Suppliers

In order to remain the best in our industry, we need suppliers/service providers that are the best in their particular industry. SGI expects the suppliers with whom it does business to provide the highest quality of products and services.

Flexibility is one component of a successful relationship. The dynamics of the computer industry require SGI to periodically execute programs and projects with short lead times. It is therefore critical that our suppliers be able to respond accordingly. Supporting SGI means that our suppliers take ownership of all aspects of the products and services that they provide. We rely heavily on our suppliers to be the experts on their products and services, and to show a willingness to provide extraordinary support, responsiveness, and expertise when required.

SGI is a supplier of high-performance computer solutions and is continually striving to increase quality and service while lowering costs. SGI Purchasing seeks suppliers that share this same awareness and that demonstrate that their processes and procedures support a lower total cost of ownership to their customers.

SGI believes that superior products and services go hand in hand with a well-run, socially responsible business. The SGI Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF), which is based on the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition's (EICC) Code of Conduct, establishes the standards and requirements for Suppliers to follow and ensure that working conditions in SGI's supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with dignity and respect, and that business operations are conducted in an environmentally responsible and ethical way.