Bell Helicopter is a fully-owned subsidiary of Textron, Inc. With revenues exceeding $13 billion, operating in and serving a diverse and global customer base, Textron is one of the world’s best known multi-industry companies.
Bell Helicopter promotes the utilization for all diverse suppliers in our procurement process, including but not limited to those in categories of Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantage Business (SDB), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SD/VOSB), and Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business Concerns (HUBZone SB).
To register as a potential supplier with Bell Helicopter please select link below:
The minimum requirements to become a Bell Helicopter supplier are:
Performing on Newly Awarded Government Contracts:
Bell anticipates being awarded new government contracts as part of the contract bid process. Therefore, new contract awards will turn on work from supplier who supported the bid process in partnership with Bell, as planned with the schedule for the contract.
Special Instructions or Special Opportunities:
|PRODUCTION COMMODITY NEEDS:|
|Bonding||Perishable Tools - as applicable|
|Composites||Processing / Lab / NDT / Testing|
|Electrical / Electronics||Repairs|
|Engine / Xsmn / Gear||Rubber|
|Fabrication / Sheet metal||Specification / Source Control|
|Forgings||Standard Vendor Hardware|
|Ground Support Equipment - as applicable||Support Equipment Spares (Build to Print) - as applicable|
|Instruments / Avionics||Tooling|
|Machining||Upholstery / Fabrics|
|NON-PRODUCTION COMMODITY NEEDS:|
|AC Customizing||Miscellaneous Spares and Material for Structural Repair|
|Advertising||Office Services & Supplies|
|Aircraft Components for Repair / OH||Open / Miscellaneous|
|Building Construction / Renovation||Perishable Tools - as applicable|
|Computer Equipment & Access||Recruiting|
|Delivery Center Repair||Safety Supplies|
|Engraving Lab Suppliers||Security Supplies|
|Facilities Maintenance & Shop Supplies||Shipping & Packaging Supplies|
|Factory Equipment||Simulation Equipment|
|Factory Supplies||Staffing / Temp Services (Field Support)|
|Flight Test Equipment||Contract Maintenance for Aircraft Maintenance|
|Furniture||Support Equipment Spares (Build to Print) - as applicable|
|Garage, Auto Fleet & Fuel||Technical Publications|
|Ground Support Equipment - as applicable||Training|
|Labor Contracts||Training Courses & Services|
|Medical Services||Visual Communication Equipment & Supplies|
|Please contact the Textron Indirect Center of Excellence regarding supporting our non-production needs.
I have submitted my capabilities statement, now what?
Bell Helicopter takes careful consideration when bringing on a new supplier. Your capabilities statement is being reviewed to ensure that Bell has requirements that match your capabilities. Keep in mind, that Bell will not add suppliers if there are no requirements, or if there are existing Bell qualified suppliers that meet Bell’s quality, delivery, and pricing needs.
There are three Assessments that Bell use to evaluate a potential supplier: Level 1 is basic capabilities evaluation, Level 2 is a financial review, and Level 3 is an onsite quality and capacity review.
Be patient…Understand that we have hundreds of potential suppliers wanting to be new Bell Suppliers – this process takes time.
To schedule time to speak with Bell’s Supplier Diversity Office, please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org.