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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at FHLBank Pittsburgh is dedicated to raising awareness about supplier diversity. We coordinate opportunities for diverse suppliers to connect with internal stakeholders who are responsible for purchasing decisions in their departments. The Office matches qualified diverse suppliers with internal business customers who have a need for those services. We maintain a list of qualified diverse suppliers for our purchasers' consideration and offer assistance for locating other diverse suppliers as the need arises.

We are continually looking to expand our pool of resources in this regard. Our team members are actively engaged in our supplier diversity program and philosophy. Collectively, we strive to increase contracts and spending with minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses.

Committed to Supplier Diversity

At FHLBank Pittsburgh, we strongly believe in the principles of equal opportunity for both employment and contracting, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation or status as a parent, as defined by applicable law. We take a strong stance to prohibit retaliation or reprisal against any individual who files a complaint or other concern with regard to equal opportunity. We are proud of the work we do to improve the communities we serve, as well as our efforts to support minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses, whether directly or indirectly.

Our Equal Opportunity Policy confirms this commitment to all employees and contractors, and provides our procedures for handling complaints of discrimination in employment or contracting. Complaints of discrimination should be promptly reported in writing to the Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, 601 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. All reported incidents will be investigated in a timely manner.
Interested diverse and non-diverse suppliers and vendors must first register on the Bank’s website. The Bank’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Procurement Department will evaluate the information provided and determine if a match exists between the Bank’s needs and a supplier/vendor’s capabilities. If a match exists, then we will connect the supplier/vendor to the appropriate Bank business owner for further discussion about the potential opportunity.

The Bank purchases a broad range of products and services. Please check the Products and Services Guide for a comprehensive procurement list.

Click here to find the various opportunities that the Bank is looking for to purchase from suppliers.
Suppliers may register electronically or send an information packet that includes:
  • A cover letter addressed to:
    Procurement Department FHLBank Pittsburgh
    601 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Literature about your services, including a capabilities brochure or flyer
  • Current diverse supplier certification, if applicable

For convenience, this information may also be submitted via email to VMO@fhlb-pgh.com.

Disabled-owned business means a business, and includes, but is not limited to, financial institutions, firms engaged in mortgage banking, investment banking, financial services, asset management, investment consultants or advisors, underwriters, accountants, brokers, broker-dealers, and providers of legal services—
  1. Qualified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern as defined in 13 CFR 125.8 through 125.13; or
  2. More than fifty percent (50%) of the ownership or control of which is held, directly or indirectly, by one or more persons with a disability; and
  3. More than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more persons with a disability
Minority-owned business means a business, and includes, but is not limited to, financial institutions, firms engaged in mortgage banking, investment banking, financial services, and asset management, investment consultants or advisors, underwriters, accountants, brokers, broker-dealers, and providers of legal services—
  1. More than fifty percent (50%) of the ownership or control of which is held, directly or indirectly, by one or more minority individuals; and
  2. More than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more minority individuals.
Women-owned business means a business and includes, but is not limited to, financial institutions, firms engaged in mortgage banking, investment banking, financial services, and asset management, investment consultants or advisors, underwriters, accountants, brokers, broker-dealers, and providers of legal services—
  1. More than fifty percent (50%) of the ownership or control of which is held, directly or indirectly, by one or more women; and
  2. More than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more women.
The definitions provided above can be found in 12 C.F.R. § 1223.1

FHLBank Pittsburgh strives to support a diverse supplier base by increasing contracts and spending with minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses. To this end and pursuant to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) regulations, we are required to insert a diversity statement into all contracts for goods and services with suppliers and vendors.

Additionally, we have a responsibility to avoid contracting with suppliers and vendors that pose a risk due to a history of fraud or other financial misconduct. The FHFA as our regulator has established the Suspended Counterparty Program, whereby the Agency may suspend an individual or entity from doing business with its regulated entities. This program further requires that we must insert a clause into all contracts, requiring that suppliers and vendors represent and warrant that they are not a suspended counterparty and that they will not become or contract with an individual or entity that is on the list while doing business with FHLBank Pittsburgh. The FHFA website includes more information about the program and provides access the list of suspended counterparties.
FHLBank Pittsburgh is proud to hold memberships with organizations that are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Learn More About Our Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy

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