Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver the best-in-class products and services our customers expect.
Supply Chain Excellence
We have developed a best-in-class supply chain with suppliers that help us meet time, quality, cost and technical performance requirements — with an unfaltering focus on our customers' needs. We work across all our businesses to ensure we maintain our performance and value across the supply chain.
We continue to enhance our efforts through our Supply Chain Management Council (SCMC), which includes experts from across our business who frequently meet to share ideas and best practices, leverage resources and create shared technologies and processes. The work of the Council ensures we capture the value created by our supply-chain departments throughout the business.
How to Become a General Dynamics Supplier
Step 1. Learn About Our Business Units
General Dynamics has 10 business units spread across 4 different sectors. Each business unit has independent responsibility to source its supply partners. Small businesses looking to work with General Dynamics should start by learning more about each specific unit and identify which unit is the best fit for your products or services.
With the establishment of a Supplier Development Committee (SDC), representatives from each business unit meet to ensure that we capture the value created by our supply chain function and help achieve our customers’ requirements for relevant, affordable and capable products and services. The SDC is responsible for leveraging resources, sharing technologies and processes, and collectively pursuing technology-driven opportunities to meet the corporation’s objectives. This gives prospective supply partners many opportunities to offer their products and services and we encourage you to work with multiple business units.
Step 2. Register In Our Database
The General Dynamics Enterprise Supplier Registration Portal (ESRP) is an internal database used for identifying small business suppliers interested in partnering with us. This is your opportunity to provide an in-depth overview of your company. As part of your registration on the portal, please include information on your products and services, any socio-economic/business certifications, and all relevant customer past performance.
The information provided in the GD ESRP accessible to employees across all General Dynamics business units. When someone is interested in your products, you will be contacted by buyers directly or you may receive a Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ). Your information will remain in our database even if we do not have immediate needs for your products and services.
General Dynamics Supplier Portal
Step 3. Be Proactive In Your Pursuits
This is the most important step toward maximizing your potential prospects of working with General Dynamics. Identify federal customers that purchase your services. Contact you targeted customer OSDBUs, check agency forecasts, and develop a pipeline of upcoming opportunities. Identify the key opportunities that fit your core capabilities and past performance.
Once you have identified an opportunity that you are ready to pursue, it is time to contact the Small Business specialists at General Dynamics. Each GD business unit has its own Small Business Liaison Officers that facilitate relationships between qualified small business suppliers and General Dynamics Growth teams. You can find contact information for each individual GD SBLO here.
For frequently asked questions, please visit our Supplier FAQs.
General Dynamics is committed to working with small and diverse businesses to maintain our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Our supplier diversity program operates under a framework based on compliance, early engagement, small business innovation and community outreach. We partner with small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, SBA-certified HUBZone small businesses, Native American-owned small businesses, minority-owned companies, Historically Black Colleges and Universities/minority institutions and Ability One organizations.
We have dedicated points of contact for small businesses at each of our business. Please learn more about our business units to help identify which ones are most relevant to your offerings. The full list of Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) contacts can be found on the General Dynamics Enterprise Supplier Registration Portal.
We also provide guidance and support to thousands of small businesses that work with us. General Dynamics participates in various formal mentor-protégé programs, including those sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Small Business Administration.
Contact Supplier Liaisons
Small businesses seeking to partner with specific General Dynamics business units are encouraged to contact supplier liaisons for more information. Search the full contact list to find the appropriate supplier liaisons: