GCI partners with a variety of organizations to deliver facility certification and training solutions for our clients and global business. We work with hundreds of vendors, including small and diverse businesses, to provide services in over 12 cities around the world.
The Certified Green Computing Vendor program gives GCI the opportunity to partner with organizations to simultaneously drive business value and promote sustainability. GCI’s core values of Credibility, Reliability, Fairness, Innovation and Leadership are at the heart of all that we do. We have high expectations of ourselves and our extended community of vendor partners as we work together to achieve our objectives.
Our method to due diligence is an indispensable component of our approach to risk management. Before discussing specific opportunities, you will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. For services offered on a trial basis, an Evaluation Agreement may also be required.
If we move forward to on-board you as a certified vendor, we will provide an agreement that will govern our relationship. There are certain principles that apply to our vendors which you can expect to see in our agreement. For example, you will be asked to comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including data privacy and data protection laws, if relevant); to maintain the confidentiality of our information, and, to the extent you have access to our information or systems, meet our applicable data security, privacy and protection standards.
There are a number of important information that describe our expectations of our vendors, which you will find below. We would encourage you to read this, and are happy to discuss any questions you may have in this regard. Once we agree on the terms that govern a relationship, we apply those terms to future orders and engagements to enhance the speed and efficiency of the contracting process.
VENDOR CODE OF CONDUCT
- Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption: GCI does not tolerate bribery or corruption involving its people, vendors, agents or other business partners. Certified vendors are expected to fully comply with requirements of all applicable laws and regulations designed to combat bribery and corruption, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act, as well as local anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.
- Gifts, Travel & Entertainment: Certified Vendors must not provide lavish or otherwise inappropriate gifts, fees, favors, other compensation, including travel and entertainment, that are intended to influence, or may appear to influence, a business decision.
- Conflicts of Interests: Vendors must avoid improprieties and conflicts of interest or the appearance of either. A conflict of interest may exist when a vendor is involved in an activity that affects – or could appear to affect – objectivity.
- Privacy and Data Protection: Certified vendors are expected to protect confidential information. Vendors must adopt and maintain processes to provide reasonable protections for personal, proprietary and confidential information, including information that they access, receive or process on behalf of GCI.
Able to demonstrate past experience with green data center design and implementation. Other types of data center/ICT implementation experience is also considered.
Minimum 2 employees that have achieved a minimum of Certified Green Data Center Professional certification level.