Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing is a discipline which applies a pragmatic level of due diligence to strategic, organizational expenditures.

In general, the strategic sourcing process spans the steps of opportunity identification, market assessment, supplier identification and prequalification, requirements and scope definition, request for proposal (RFP) facilitation, supplier selection, pricing and terms negotiation and contracting process facilitation. Other key steps after the sourcing process is completed include program implementation and ongoing supplier management.

Supplier Diversity – Small Business

Small Business / Supplier Diversity Interest

Astellas has interest in doing business with small and diverse businesses. If your company is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, HUB Zone, veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned small business please forward your Business Classification Form and certification to: Business Classification

Small Business: To qualify as a small business, a business concern must be eligible for assistance from the federal SBA as a small business that is organized for profit and has a place of business located in the United States. It must operate primarily within the United States or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, material or labor. Together with its affiliates, it must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations 13 CFR 121. Supplier classification requires only self-certification.

Refer to the Small Business Definitions of the business entities as outlined in the CFR for more information.

Questions specific to this process should be directed to Business Classification

Becoming a Supplier

Relationships with suppliers are important to us. Suppliers are currently engaged by invitation only. Prospective suppliers can direct email correspondence for consideration to Purchasing

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