Becoming a Supplier

At The Principal®, we seek business partners who can help us improve our competitive edge in the global marketplace. We seek suppliers with a reputation for the same core values which are the basis for our company's success:

  • Quality
  • Customer service
  • Strength
  • Integrity

Understand how we work with suppliers

Sourcing practices

It is our policy to engage in competitive buying and formalized bidding practices which include request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), auctions and contract negotiations.

Products purchased

Determine if you offer one of the products or services we purchase. 

Supplier diversity

We strive to include diverse suppliers in all bidding opportunities and seek partners that contribute to our strategic business objectives and financial performance.

Register your company

Register your company to be considered as a potential supplier.

Determine if you're eligible

Before you register to be considered as a supplier, determine if you're eligible:

  1. Verify you meet our basic requirements of providing:
    1. On-time delivery of quality products and services
    2. Competitive prices
    3. Proactive support of your products and services
  2. Ensure you offer one of the products and services we purchase
  3. Agree to conduct business to our standards as outlined in our sourcing practices
  4. Agree to Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF)


Become a supplier

Do you meet our eligibility requirement and are interested in being considered as a supplier for The Principal®?

Need more information?

Contact us if you have questions or would like more information regarding our sourcing process.