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Join Quorum at the Xcel Energy Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair

  • June 12, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Xcel Energy Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair

Location: DoubleTree Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place: 1500 Park Place Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 1:00PM- 3:00PM CST

Event Description: Xcel Energy, in partnership with the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC), the National Veteran Business Develop Council (NVBDC), Quorum and the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), will be hosting a procurement fair for members of the minority, veteran, LGBTQ and women owned business communities.






Christopher Clark, President, Xcel Energy – Minnesota, South Dakota,    North Dakota
  Sourcing Overview

Kristopher Shelton, Xcel Energy Category Manager, Fleet; Property Services; HR & Benefits


James Garness, Xcel Energy Supplier Diversity Manager

1:30-3:00pm Networking with Xcel Energy Sourcing and Purchasing and Prime Suppliers  

ParkingParking is available onsite at the DoubleTree Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place for event attendees.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been set aside with a group rate at DoubleTree Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place under the event name Xcel Energy – Company Procurement Diversity Event. The group room block cut off is Friday, June 7, 2019.

Networking Opportunities:                                                                                            

Xcel Energy sourcing and purchasing teams will be available to network with suppliers regarding opportunities at Xcel Energy. The following categories will be represented: Boiler Systems; Cable and Wire; Chemicals, Gases and Lubes; Circuit Breakers; Construction Services; Consulting Services; Electrical Material and Equipment; Engineering Services; Environmental; Fleet; Gas Materials; HR and Benefits; IT and Telecom; Maintenance Services; Marketing and DSM; Meters; MRO Materials; Nuclear Maintenance Services, Nuclear Engineering Services, Nuclear Construction Services; Property Services; Renewables (Battery, Solar, Wind); Safety; Steel Structures; Transformers; Transportation Services; Turbine and Generator Systems; Vegetation Management; Wood Poles

Xcel Energy prime suppliers will be hosting tables to discuss subcontracting or indirect contracting opportunities. Xcel Energy prime suppliers that will be in attendance include:

  • ·       Accenture partners with Xcel Energy for IT and Consulting Services, including our AGIS (Advance Grid Intelligence and Security) initiative.
  • ·       Border States is Xcel Energy’s logistic integrator partner. They are looking for diverse manufacturers (either electric or gas) that could be vetted through standards and ultimately added as approved sources.  Logistics companies, staffing and recruiting companies, marketing companies and promotional companies are also encouraged to network with Border States.
  • ·       Ernst and Young (EY) partners with Xcel Energy for IT and Consulting Services, including initiatives around cyber security and customer experience transformation. Areas of opportunity with EY include Development Operations (such as Strategy Lead, Strategy Analyst, Platform Lead, Platform Engineer) and Product Development (such as Product Manager, UI/UX Designer, Product Engineer, Business Analyst, Technical Architect).
  • ·       Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI) is Xcel Energy’s MSP (Manage Service Provider) for our staff augmentation program. GRI will be available to talk with staffing companies about Xcel Energy’s staffing program, although no current opportunities are available.
  • ·       Mortenson Construction is Xcel Energy’s BOP (Balance of Plant) partner for wind farm builds throughout our service territories. Their wind energy procurement needs include aerial site inspections; anchor bolt supply; civil (access road construction, grading); commissioning execution and management; concrete supply; conveying; CPT-testing; drain-tile install; drainage and service trenches; drilling and grading; dumpsters; embed and template supply; EMT; EPC collection system, substation and transmission line; fencing; fire alarm, fire detection, firestopping; fuel supply; ground potential rise analysis; IT structured cabling; materials testing; MET tower, office trailer supply; operations and maintenance building; rebar install and supply; sanitation; short circuit, coordination and arc flash studies; site security; topography; tower wiring; water supply. They are also interested in suppliers and trade partners with potential lean and innovation solutions.
  • ·       Office Depot is Xcel Energy’s office supplies provider. They are looking for top-quality products and services to help Office Deport meet their diversity goals and help Office Depot support the diversity goals of their customers.
  • Q3 Contracting provides construction services across Xcel Energy’s service territories. They are excited to connect with suppliers about opportunities in the following areas: hauling; hard surface restoration; soft surface restoration; rental equipment; vacuum excavation  support; directional boring; traffic control; saw cutting; fuel, tools & safety equipment; work area protection; equipment purchase & repair; office equipment & supplies; and cleaning/janitorial.
  • ·       Vestas is Xcel Energy’s wind turbine component and wind park service partner. They are looking forward to connecting with local suppliers providing, but not limited to, janitorial; maintenance; snow removal; transportation; crane rental and rental equipment.
  • ·       Wanzek Construction is Xcel Energy’s BOP (Balance of Plant) partner for wind farm builds throughout our service territories.

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