b to B Procurement: Linking Small Business to Large Business Supply Chain

This is a service to members of the Somerset County Business Partnership in order to help small businesses to gain access to large companies, encouraging big business to use local products and services.

Participating Companies (SCBP members designated with logo):

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
Chubb & Son, Inc.  
Johnson & Johnson Somerset County Companies
Philips Lighting  
PSE&G

Somerset County

Verizon

New Jersey Small Business Development Center - Procurement Assistance

Our goal is to list more large Somerset County businesses. Contact us if your company would like to be included on this page.

 

 

Chubb

Do you have a Corporate Purchasing Policy

Yes

If yes, would you be willing to share it with the SCBP?

We have policies in place for various types of purchases. Some are "programs" with specific suppliers; others are locations that employees are to purchase from.

Do you segment your supplies into categories?

Yes

If yes, what are these categories?

Office supplies, temporary services, equipment, print, consulting services, facility

Where is your purchasing operation hosted

Combination of centralized at Corporate HQ and delegated to each Business Unit's location

Is there any preferential clause in your policy to purchase goods and services locally where a Business Unit operates?

No

Within your Somerset County HQ or Business Unit, which departments have the authority to buy products and services from local suppliers?

Most buying happens in centralized areas that represent types of services/products needed.

Within your Somerset County HQ or business Unit, what products and sevices are purchased by your local purchasing staff from local suppliers

Building Maintenance: Air Conditioning/Heating, Janitorial, Landscaping, Moving/Storage/Warehousing, Masonry, Painting, Recycling, Security, Snow Removal, Waste Disposal, Water Treatment/Purification
Equipment/Services Repair
Hospitality: Catering, Event Planners, Florists, Gift Baskets, Vending, Bottled Water
Packaging Services
Professional Services: Architects, Attorneys, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Banking, Payroll, Real Estate
Sales & Marketing:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Printers, Promotional Items, Public Relations, Sales Training, Signs/Banners
Transportation: Leases, Rentals, Repairs, Limo

 

 

Philips Lighting

Do you have a Corporate Purchasing Policy

Yes

If yes, would you be willing to share it with the SCBP?

Not available to non-Philips people

Do you segment your supplies into categories?

No

If yes, what are these categories?

We have preferred suppliers

Where is your purchasing operation hosted

Centralized at Corporate HQ

Is there any preferential clause in your policy to purchase goods and services locally where a Business Unit operates?

Yes, for certain items.

Within your Somerset County HQ or Business Unit, which departments have the authority to buy products and services from local suppliers?

Marketing

Within your Somerset County HQ or business Unit, what products and sevices are purchased by your local purchasing staff from local suppliers

Hospitality: catering, event planners, florists, gift baskets, vending, bottled water; Sales & Marketing: advertising, graphic design, photography, printers, promotional items, public relations, sales training, signs/banners; Transportation: leases, rentals, repairs, limos