At Boyd Gaming Corporation, we look for a number of attributes when reviewing suppliers,
- A solid financial standing
- A proven track record
- Competitive with quality & pricing
- Timely price quotes
- Consistent on-time deliveries
Our company purchasing policies as they relate to suppliers are as follows:
A key component of the purchasing process is the interaction with suppliers. The
Company's success in these interactions has been built on our ability to maintain
the highest level of integrity in the purchasing process. Determining the appropriate
level of supplier interaction and limiting contact to those specific circumstances
establishes and maintains the integrity of the process.
Prior to issuing a Purchase Order, the Company requires the supplier to complete
and submit on line a Supplier Profile application. In addition to the Supplier Profile
application and depending on the type of business, certain other information may
be required as a result of state laws or regulations. TO SEE IF YOUR COMPANY IS
REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE
GAMING COMPLIANCE AND
REPORTING PLAN. The Supplier Profile form application may be submitted
electronically through the Company's Internet Purchasing portal.
The Supplier Profile form provides additional information that may be needed for
other purposes. For example, it provides information on whether the supplier is
a minority and/or female owned firm. In those jurisdictions in which the Company
has specific target goals for procurement from minority or female owned businesses,
this information is used to track both the bidding process and progress toward complying
with these goals.
Once suppliers have been established in the system, interaction will be necessary
to understand their product lines and services, solicit bids, verify product availability
and pricing, award bids, discuss delivery discrepancies, coordinate samples, place
orders and secure cost quotes. There may also be an occasional need to discuss concerns
with products, services or performance.
In Las Vegas, the Property Purchasing Coordinator may order only with pre-selected
suppliers based on certain factors. The Coordinator does not determine the type
of product or make supplier selections, therefore it is generally not necessary
for supplier sales personnel to "call on" Coordinators. Such drop-in calls are disruptive
to the workplace and risk the exposure of confidential information to non-authorized
Property Purchasing Department offices should be restricted to Property and Company
personnel only. Supplier representatives should be encouraged to visit Central Purchasing
to discuss their product and pricing issues. When the Coordinator needs to verify
product availability, or discuss delivery discrepancies, this should be done by
telephone, fax, or email. If current price or availability from the preferred or
alternate supplier is a problem, the Coordinator will be contacted.
For those Delegated Purchasing and Non-Purchasing Departments, they may perform
a number of the same functions as Central Purchasing, such as coordinating samples,
selecting suppliers, bidding, etc., it becomes necessary for suppliers to occasionally
visit the Purchasing office. It is suggested that for each of the Delegated Purchasing
Departments that they designate a specific day of the week, and times during that
day, for suppliers to visit the property. To ensure minimal disruption to the workplace,
these visits should be scheduled and held to a minimum. Drop-in visits by sales
representatives should not be permitted, except on the designated day and within
the designated time period.
At all properties, supplier deliveries must be made to the receiving dock except
where specific provisions have been made to deliver products directly to the user
or where other provisions which would apply to controlled shipments. Suppliers are
not permitted to deliver items directly to the ordering department or to Purchasing
unless specifically authorized. Suppliers or their representatives are not permitted
to place items directly into the storeroom or warehouse, except for those suppliers
that manage the par stock level for the Property such as those that provide bread
and dairy products. These suppliers will be accompanied by a Receiving department
employee or escort. Only in emergencies will the Property receive products from
suppliers after Receiving's normal work hours. Delivery of products after Receiving
hours should not be permitted to occur on a regular basis.
Maintaining a proper working relationship with suppliers requires positive steps
on the part of the Property managers, Purchasing Departments, Central Purchasing,
Receiving and Accounts Payable.
In every state, companies providing gaming equipment or supplies are required to
be licensed. The licensing requirements vary from state to state. The Company must
confirm that gaming equipment suppliers are licensed prior to purchasing any goods
or services from them. In some states, there are also licensing requirements for
suppliers that provide non-gaming equipment. These licensing requirements also vary
from state to state. The Purchasing staff at each Property must be familiar with
the applicable requirements to effect continued compliance.
In addition to licensing requirements, in some locations the Company has committed
to certain procurement goals for purchasing from certified minority and/or female
owned firms, and from local or in-state firms. In some, but not all of these locations,
there are specific certification requirements relative to these firms and how they
are calculated toward meeting these goals. The certification requirements may vary
by location within the same state. This is true whether these commitments were made
to the state or local governments where the property is located. Central Purchasing
will facilitate training so that the purchasing staff is familiar with these requirements
and ensure that best efforts are made to comply with specific commitments.
Lastly, a list of exclusions to the full application process is in place. If you
fall into one of the following categories below, please
as we still need information from you in order to identify you.
- Government Organization
- Nonprofit Organization
- Trade Association
- Medical Service Provider
- Bank and/or Financial Institution
- Travel Agent