What We Buy
Sycuan Casino represents a collective market for goods and services that is considerable and growing. Each division has requirements specific to a portfolio of products that they market or the services they provide, but there are four major commodity segments that span our enterprise.
Those commodities are:
- F&B; Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Dairy, Bakery, Soft Drinks, Beer & Wine
- Technical Equipment; IT, Telecommunications, Surveillance, Stage/Studio
- MRO; Maintenance, Repair and Operational Supplies/ Equipment and Services
- Retail; Apparel, Art, Jewelry, Health & Beauty, Souvenirs
These commodities are considered strategic in nature and have an increased focus and visibility across our collective business. To focus our spend attention in these areas we have developed an organizational model around these commodities to insure continuity of quality and supply.
In all cases and across all commodities, we recognize that our suppliers play a very significant role in our success.
How We BuyPotential suppliers will be considered for use based on their product or services offered, after an assessment by a cross-functional team yielding a favorable rating, and/or after a competitive bid process for a particular product or service. Our solicitation process may include: RFI – Requests For Information RFP – Requests For Proposal RFQ – Requests For Quotation As a result, suppliers may be awarded a contract for goods or services subject to Sycuan General Purchase Order Terms and Conditions or a Professional Services Agreement.
What we look for in our suppliers
Sycuan is interested in establishing relationships with suppliers whose major objectives are compatible with ours:
QUALITY – Sycuan sets high standards of performance for itself and the products and services we offer our guests. We expect the same from our suppliers.
SERVICE – Sycuan works with companies and people who possess high standards for customer service.
COST MANAGEMENT – Sycuan partners with suppliers who continually look for ways to lower costs and extend advantageous payment and shipping terms.
- Financial strength of the supplier
- Proven track record and trade references
- Relevant business experience
- Length of time in business
- Ability to meet business requirements defined in RFP
- Competitive advantage and ‘Value-added’ capabilities
- Service levels
- Technological capabilities
- Ability to meet insurance requirements
Sycuan takes seriously our commitment to social responsibility, safety, diversity, environmental leadership and ethical business practices ensuring that the decisions we make today are also the right decisions for the future. We expect our suppliers to adhere to and apply these fundamental values as well. Our ability to protect the integrity of Indian Gaming and to comply with Federal, State and Tribal Licensing and other regulatory requirements depends largely upon the cooperation and compliance of reputable companies.
Business Opportunities at Sycuan
Sycuan Casino is committed to attracting suppliers that provide us with high quality products and services, when we need them, at competitive pricing and advantageous terms. Such suppliers enable us to exceed the expectations of our own customers, delivering significant and tangible value resulting in our mutual growth.
We welcome your inquiries to learn more about Sycuan Casino and invite you to register as a potential supplier.
Sycuan Casino invites all prospective suppliers to submit their company details using the registration form in the Vendor Portal.
Meeting with The Sycuan Purchasing Department
Please be advised that all prospective suppliers must comply with the following procedures when meeting with the Purchasing Department:
Appointments to meet with the Purchasing Department are required.
All persons meeting with the Purchasing Department must check in at Sycuan Security in the East Entrance of the Casino, provide a photo ID (i.e California Drivers License) which will be temporarily held by Security, and obtain a temporary ID badge.
Photography is not permitted.
No chemical samples are permitted.