Doing Business With Us
The First Step
Register with the General Dynamics Supplier Registration Portal (GD ESRP). The GD ESRP is an internal database which provides Supplier information to all ten General Dynamics business units. (Note: "Suppliers" includes subcontractors.)
- Click Here to Learn More About Becoming a General Dynamics Supplier
- Additional General Dynamics Mission Systems Supplier Information Can Be Found Here
This is your opportunity to provide an in-depth overview of your company. Create a robust profile and keep content current! As part of your registration on the portal, include information on your products and services, any socio-economic/business certifications, and all relevant customer past performance. You may attach brochures, catalogues, equipment listings and applicable Quality Assurance Standard certifications (i.e., ISO-9000) directly in your profile.
What You Can Expect
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.
If you propose to furnish production (as opposed to overhead) material, then you may be required to undergo a Quality Assurance survey to assess your quality system. If your quality system is approved by other contractors (e.g., ISO 9000 approvals), then please let us know. If needed, arrangements for the survey are coordinated through the responsible buyer. Your process must be found satisfactory before you can be considered as a source for production material.
Conditions of Purchase
We are prime contractors to the United States Government. As such, we are subject to government regulations and pass many of these requirements on to our Suppliers. Conditions of purchase will be identified to Suppliers upon Purchase Order placement. (Note: "Purchase Orders" include subcontracts.) A careful reading of the Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Government Contract Provisions will make you aware of these requirements.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
- We flow down the federal regulation on combating trafficking in persons on all Purchase Orders.
- We require our Suppliers to certify that they are compliant with the federal regulation on combating trafficking in persons.
- We provide training to our supply chain staff on human trafficking and slavery.
Conflict Mineral Policy Statement
On August 22nd, 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of Conflict Minerals under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer and Protection Act. Our implemented policy supports the aims and objectives of the U.S Legislation on the use of conflict free minerals.
Our Policy Commitment:
- Support the aims and objectives of the U.S Legislation on the supply of conflict free minerals.
- Maintain company compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Section 1502 Rules and Regulations and submit annual filings to the SEC.
- Partnering with our Suppliers and Subcontractors to undertake reasonable Conflict Mineral due diligence within the supply chain, providing evidence of conformance with the Securities and Exchange Commission Rules and Regulations.
- Support our Customers in ensuring that our products are responsibly manufactured with a goal of being conflict mineral free.
As a leading global company Mission Systems is committed to ensuring that the safety, health and protection of people and the environment. We promote these principles in our global business practices and our ethics code of conduct.
Reliable delivery in accordance with our contracts is vital to the success of our business. Failure to meet contracted delivery schedules may lead to a termination for default.
If the supplier is the successful offeror, a Purchase Order will be issued.
Strict compliance with the specifications and requirements of the Purchase Order is of primary importance. When you receive a Purchase Order, review its contents carefully. If you feel the issued Purchase Order requirements are not consistent with the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and/or your proposal, then notify the buyer immediately.
If you have not received items that we have agreed to furnish or if you encounter unanticipated delays, then notify the buyer immediately. While delivery delays inconvenience us all, advance warning of a delay can help to mitigate the impact and preserve your ability to continue to do business with us.
Schedule shipments so that the material is received by the specified contract date in an undamaged condition. Be sure your packaging is adequate and conforms to our instructions.
If instructed, please forward any required test reports, certifications, drawings, or other software mandated by the Purchase Order. Be sure to ship the material to the destination identified on the Purchase Order. The packing list and invoice must contain the correct Purchase Order and line and item numbers. We will not receive and pay for shipments that can’t be identified.
When your material is delivered to the specified destination and accepted, your invoice is paid per the terms of the purchase order. Be sure you send your invoices to the Accounts Payable Department identified on the purchase order. Do not send invoices to the material “shipping destination” or to the buyer.
INNOVATION SOURCING NETWORK
The Innovation Sourcing Network is General Dynamics Mission Systems’ open supplier innovation ecosystem, promoting small business identification and participation, discovery of emerging technologies and solutions, to forge partnerships that are discriminators to advancing our customers’ missions. Innovation Sourcing Network connects people, process and technologies to deliver innovative sourcing solutions.