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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY & VENDOR OUTREACH WITH CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is the world’s most diversified casinoentertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casinoentertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and Caesars Growth Properties, in which we hold a variable economic interest. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 50 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. The Company’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. CEC’s portfolio also includes the London Clubs International family of casinos. CEC is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. The Company is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A SUPPLIER FOR CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT?

  1. Get Certified (if applicable).

  2. Register at http://www.caesars.com/corporate/ enroll-in-our-database.html

  3. Familiarize yourself with Ariba.com (our internal sourcing tool)

  4. Keep in contact with supplierdiversity@caesars.com 


CONTACT US

Caesars Entertainment: supplierdiversity@caesars.com

Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel:

Rochelle Taylor
jolietpurchasing@harrahs.com
815-774-2620

Harrah’s Metropolis Casino: 
Lesley Lyle
metpurchasing@caesars.com
618-524-6199

 

 

Upcoming Bid Requests

Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

Harrah's Metropolis Casino

 

SUPPLIER & VENDOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How can I become a supplier to Caesars Entertainment?

 

Caesars Entertainment will give consideration to new suppliers based upon business needs, existing contractual relationships, and supplier offerings. Suppliers will also be considered based on specific criteria, including:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Ability to meet specifications and standards
  • Product and service quality
  • Product yields and durability (food)
  • Reliable delivery methods
  • Quality control methods and practices
  • Technical abilities and leadership
  • Ability to provide niche or unique product offering and/or design concept
  • Financial stability & credit strength
  • Adequate distribution/warehousing facilities and resources
  • Compatibility with existing products
  • Spare parts availability
  • Warranty, insurance, and bonding provisions
  • Proven performance and experience (quality references in and out of casino industry preferred)
  • Sales/service support resources available during prime hours of a casino business
  • Ability to be licensed by a Casino Control Commission
  • Emphasis on diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Locally owned business

2. Does Caesars do business with only large companies? How can I apply to be a casino supplier?

 

Caesars works with companies of all sizes, on a local, regional and national basis.

3. Is preference given to MBE/WBE/SBE companies?

 

The inclusion of MBE/WBE/SBE firms is an important focus when identifying suppliers and vendors for procurement opportunities. However, certification does not guarantee the right to bid or receive a contract. Caesars seeks to give diverse firms equal opportunity in the procurement process, coupled with key components in the potential business partnership: pricing, quality, service and assurance of delivery. If an offer to bid is received, vendors & suppliers should respond thoroughly and promptly.

4. Will you give preference to local companies?

 

Caesars has a strong history of seeking out local, diverse, and small businesses in its host communities. This investment helps to develop local businesses, leading to a stronger and more viable local economy.

5. What does MBE/WBE/SBE “certification” mean?

 

Certification means your company’s day-to-day operations and ownership structure has been reviewed by a third- party certifying agency and has been certified as a diverse business, (e.g. Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Woman Business Enterprise, etc.). For example, minority or woman ownership means that a woman or minority owns 51 percent of the company. Similar requirements exist for other certification classifications. Suppliers are responsible for acquiring and maintaining valid certification.

6. Which third-party certifying agencies does Caesars recognize?

 

Caesars recognizes a number of agencies, including, but not limited to:

  • The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its Regional affiliate councils.
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) – 8 (a) program, HUBZone program, Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).
  • Federal Government Agencies (ex. National Department of Transportation, Department of Veteran’s Affairs)
  • State Government Agencies (ex. Dept. of Transportation)
  • Local (county, city) Government Agencies
  • Women Business Owners Corporation (WBOC)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • And other bonified third party certifications.

Note: Certain jurisdictions required specific certifications. 

7. What type of suppliers/vendors does Caesars utilize in its business?

 

This list is not all-inclusive, but is provided to potential suppliers as a representative sample of the different types of goods and services Caesars purchases.

Food: Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Dairy, Dry Goods, Produce, Frozen Products, Bakery Items, Canned Goods, Condiments Ethnic Foods, Specialty Items

Beverages: Tea, Liquor, Wine, Beer, Water, Coffee, Juices

General Equipment, Machinery, and Supplies: Housekeeping, Office Supplies, Audio Visual, Sound & Lighting, Banquet, Computer & Peripherals, Security/ Surveillance, Cell Phones, Marina, Signage, Restaurant

Gaming Equipment, Machinery, and Supplies: Slot Machines, Table Games, Casino Gaming, Slot & Table Signage

Engineering/Facilities: Maintenance & Repair Supplies, Tools, Heavy Equipment Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment: Artwork, Carpeting, Drapery, Furniture, Glass/Mirror, Upholstery, Wall Coverings, Floor Coverings

Operating Inventories and Supplies: China, Glassware, Flatware, Linen, Uniforms, Cleaning Chemicals, Guest Room Amenities, F&B Disposables, Hotel Supplies, Kitchen Supplies

Retail: Accessories, Apparel, Art, Cosmetics/Fragrances, Gifts, Jewelry, Lingerie, Logo Apparel, Clothing, Toys & Games, Shoes, Souvenirs, Gift/Specialty Items

Construction/Contracting- Architects, Engineers, General Contractors: General Services - Consulting, Staffing, Advertising, Printing, Repairs & Maintenance, Janitorial, Shipping & Freight

8. Can I work directly with Caesars local properties?

 

Yes. However, Caesars operates in several jurisdictions with differing procurement and certification requirements. Since each property must comply with its own jurisdiction’s regulatory requirements, there will be variations within each local purchasing program.

9. How often are contracts renewed?

 

Contract duration varies depending on the individual product or service. When a contract comes up for renewal, Caesars may invite qualified suppliers (who may or may not be registered in our supplier database) to participate in a bid opportunity. However, Caesars reserves the right to continue pre-existing relationships without conducting new bids.

10. What is your turn-around time on invoices?

 

Payment is usually made within 30 to 45 days after an invoice has been received, and goods and services have been accepted. Certified diverse businesses may be eligible to receive preferential payment terms. All suppliers will be required to use an electronic payment process known as Ariba P2P.