Tier 2 Reporting Portal

The American Red Cross Tier 2 Program exists to maximize opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned, or veteran-owned business enterprises (WDMBEs) to participate as suppliers of products and services to the Red Cross. The Tier 2 Program serves as an enhancement to, and not as a replacement for, existing efforts aimed at increasing meaningful opportunities for WDMBE.

Tier 2 Reporting

Tier 2 purchasing is a relative term in that it is a function of who is the customer. From the Red Cross perspective, a Tier 1 supplier is a supplier that invoices the Red Cross for goods and services rendered directly by that supplier (Tier 1). A Tier 2 supplier (referencing the customer) is a supplier that invoices the Tier 1 supplier for goods and services rendered.

Tier 1 suppliers must report the amount of money spent on behalf of the Red Cross (Tier 2 direct) with WDMBEs. When direct subcontracting to diverse businesses is not practical, suppliers will allocate and report their overall diverse subcontractor costs (Tier 2 indirect).

DIRECT SPEND: Purchases that directly support Red Cross business needs. These purchases must be able to be directly traced back to a specific contract or purchase order associated with a diverse supplier.

INDIRECT SPEND: Spend contracted with diverse suppliers which has been prorated based on supplier sales and/or percentage of a supplier's total revenue. Use this reporting method when you cannot trace WDMBEs expenditures to a specific Red Cross requirement.

Note: The Red Cross utilizes an National Minority Supplier Development Council NMSDC approved calculation to get this amount.

Examples

Below are examples providing guidance on how to complete the forms. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact our Supplier Diversity Manager at sdiversity@redcross.org.

DIRECT quarterly report template

INDIRECT quarter report template

Forms

DIRECT quarterly report template (Marco –Enabled) Instructions:

Once the form is complete please save a local copy of the report. Then press the submit button (macro-enabled version). This action will email the Supplier Diversity manager the completed form. A copy of the completed form will also be emailed to the user submitting the form.

DIRECT quarterly report template

Note: If you choose not to utilize the template with Macros embedded please email to Sdiversity@redcross.org

INDIRECT quarterly report template (Marco –Enabled) Instructions:

Once the form is complete please save a local copy of the report. Then press the submit button (macro-enabled version). This action will email the Supplier Diversity manager the completed form. A copy of the completed form will also be emailed to the user submitting the form.

INDIRECT quarter report template

Note: If you choose not to utilize the template with Macros embedded please email to Sdiversity@redcross.org

Tier 2 Fiscal Year Reporting Schedule

Vendors MUST use the Red Cross Tier 2 report template when preparing your report unless otherwise agreed upon with Tier 2 Program Liaison.

The Red Cross must receive your report by the 15th business day of the month that follows the end of each quarter, as illustrated in the following table.