We improved the disqualified spend logic in the diversity report. This could expand qualified spend for more of your suppliers by changing the backend logic of how they are assessed. That means if a supplier has at least one valid certification, they will be considered qualified. No longer do suppliers need all verified certifications to be qualified.
Read details on the new logic below:
Previous Logic Example:
Supplier A has both a SBE and a WBE certificate. Based on your qualification rules, you decide to invalidate the SBE certificate. This moves Supplier A as a whole, and all of your associated spend with them, to the disqualified bucket. This occurs even though the WBE certificate is still valid.
New Logic Example:
Supplier A has both an SBE and a WBE certificate. Based on your qualification rules, you decide to invalidate the SBE certificate. Because Supplier A’s WBE certificate is still considered valid, Supplier A and your associated spend with them remains in qualified spend.
As a result of this change, if you have invalidated any certificates from suppliers with >1 certificate, and at least 1 of those other certificates is valid, you will likely see an increase in your Qualified Spend.