Suppliers play a critical role in supporting Level 3’s efforts to consistently and effectively deliver next-generation, scalable solutions. We seek to purchase goods and services that meet total-value, business requirements.


  • Goods and/or services provide new and scalable technology.
  • Goods and/or services are readily available.
  • Goods and/or services meet high quality products and service standards.
  • Goods and/or services are economically advantageous.
  • Goods and/or services are sustainable.
  • Goods and/or services meet other requirements as necessary for the business. 

Level 3 believes in fair and non-discriminatory treatment of all suppliers. If you are a current Level 3 supplier or interested in becoming one, you need to adhere to certain policies, procedures and expectations. Here you can find current, prospective and diversity supplier policy and procedure information. 

Please work with your Level 3 contact for questions or information pertaining to invoicing, purchases, contracts, vendor-accounts or other questions. For general questions, email Global Procurement or Accounts Payable

New Level 3 Suppliers

Contact your Level 3 representative or Procurement with any questions or guidance. Refer to your corresponding Purchase Order for instruction and contact information.

Supplier Portals

Supplier Documents 

Prospective Suppliers

If you are interested in becoming a Level 3 supplier, you must:

  • Comply with Level 3’s policies
  • Complete a Level 3 standard Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Execute a Level 3 standard master governing agreement (if requested)
  • Submit all required vendor set-up forms

Once Level 3 has selected your company for participation in an RFx, or is seeking to purchase goods or services from you, you need to be set-up as a vendor. You may be requested by Level 3 Global Procurement to execute an NDA and/or Master Governing Agreement. You then need to complete vendor set-up forms, provided your Level 3 representative. You must provide all current documents as requested. Purchase orders and payments may not be issued until you have completed and submitted the required vendor set-up forms.

View our Prospective Suppliers FAQs.

Diversity Supplier Program

Level 3 strives to actively identify, develop, and use a diverse supplier base including minority-owned, women-owned, small business, small disadvantaged, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone and 8(a) small business enterprises (collectively Diverse Suppliers) as the source of goods and services.

If your company qualifies under the Federal Acquisition Regulations in North America as a diverse business, please contact for more information. Be prepared to provide your company's information and to complete and submit a supplier certification form.

If your company is diverse, but is not certified, please work with a certifying agency such as: California Public Utility Commission WMDVBE Clearinghouse; National Minority Supplier Development Council; Small Business Administration, etc.

Supplier Diversity Reporting

Companies not classified as being a small, women-owned, veteran, minority or diversity-owned are expected to report spending with diverse businesses to Level 3 on a quarterly basis. Reporting of Tier 2 spending is required of your company if/when annual spending is in excess of $650,000 ($1.5M in construction).