At Southern Company, we take great pride in developing strong, long-term and trusting relationships with suppliers that will help drive value for our company and our customers.
All suppliers are expected to compete on quality, reliability and price.
At Southern Company, our base of more than 9 million customers is amazingly diverse. Our mission is to reflect that diversity in the suppliers that help energize our success.
Southern Company and its subsidiaries are committed to supplier diversity across the Southeast.
Check out our Powering our Success brochure.
Listed below is a small sampling of the products and services procured by Southern Company:
Products: Cable/Wire, General Hardware, Conduit & Fittings, Electrical Supplies, Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies, Labels, Tags & Signs, Ladders, Abrasives, Conveyor Parts, Filters, Gauges, Drill Bits, Grinding Discs, Couplings, Pipe, Valves & Fittings
Services: Right of Way Clearing, Erosion Control, Fencing, Site Preparation, Paving, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance, Building Construction & Repairs, Reforestation, Professional Services, Painting, Catering, Security, Sewage Tank Services, Janitorial Services
Thank you for your interest in becoming a supplier for Southern Company and/or its affiliates. While completion of this process does not guarantee future opportunities with the company, it is a required step in order to be considered. Access our self-registration portal, Smart by GEP, to complete your supplier registration.
Working With Us
Southern Company and its subsidiaries are committed to the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance. When applying to become a trusted supplier, you will be agreeing with compliance principles, which are a summary of some of the governing terms and conditions contained in our contracts. In addition, you can be confident that ethical behavior applies to every part of our business.
These standards are embodied in the Code of Ethics. Our contracts include provisions which specifically require suppliers to conduct their activities in a highly ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Please let us know if you are ever asked by a company representative to do something you consider to be unethical or illegal, or if you observe illegal conduct at our company. You can contact our management by calling our Concerns Program confidential reporting line (1.800.754.9452).
Requirements for Contractors
Prior to working for us, contractors must comply with certain requirements. Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved Southern Company provider.
Generating Plant Access Requirements
Identification requirements, drug/alcohol testing, background investigation and safety orientation requirements must be met to gain access to generating plants. Learn more.
Technical and Project Solutions (T&PS)
Contractor's Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Quality programs shall meet or exceed the requirements of the Southern Company Generation EH&S and Quality policies and procedures. Learn more.
Contract Worker Drug Screening and Background Investigations
Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved company provider. Learn more (DOCX).
Contract Worker Access to NERC Protected Assets
Based upon location of the work to be performed, contract workers may be required to annually complete additional security training and be subject to a background investigation every seven years. Learn more (PDF).