FAQs


Will I receive notification from State Farm® that my application was received?

You will receive notification via e-mail that your application has been received. Due to the large volume of applications received by the Supplier Diversity Manager, you can expect a response from one of our procurement specialists in approximately 45 days.

What if there are no immediate opportunities available?

If no immediate opportunities are available, your information will remain in the Supplier Diversity Database for one year. If you desire to continue business pursuits with State Farm after this time period, please forward a copy of your certification and any company updates to Purchasing. It is also your responsibility to provide updates throughout the year if any information changes within your company.

What criteria does State Farm use in selecting a minority supplier?

To be eligible to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program at State Farm, a business must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a minority, woman, or diverse group. In addition, your business must be certified with a local, state, national, or government organization.

What is certification?

Certification is the process by which an organization verifies, using a combination of screening interviews, site visits, and capability studies, that a business is owned by a minority, woman, or diverse group. State Farm accepts certification from national, state, local organizations, and government agencies.

Is certification required to do business with State Farm as a diversity supplier?

State Farm requires that suppliers be certified in order to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program. State Farm accepts certification from national, state and local organizations. State Farm does not accept self-certifications. We encourage diverse suppliers to obtain certification from a recognized organization. Moreover, State Farm does not perform its own accreditation procedures.

Does certification guarantee my ability to conduct business with State Farm Insurance Company?

Certification does not guarantee a contract with State Farm. Certification is used for identification and routing purposes.

Who buys my specific product or service and how can I contact them?

The role of the Supplier Diversity Team is to assist in connecting diverse, qualified suppliers with the right procurement specialist. To aid diverse suppliers in the State Farm purchasing process, the Supplier Diversity Team strives to accurately match vendors with the appropriate procurement specialist. Once a match has been established you will be contacted by the appropriate procurement specialist.

Who may I contact with any additional questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

State Farm Insurance Companies
One State Farm Plaza
Attn: Supplier Diversity Manager
Bloomington, IL 61710
(309) 766-2342