Becoming a Supplier

What Boeing Builds

Boeing Builds

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Before becoming a supplier to Boeing, your company needs to become familiar with Boeing's position in the aerospace industry.

What Boeing Buys

Boeing Buys

As the world's leading aerospace company, Boeing buys many products and services each year, which fall into 10 general categories:

  • Aerospace support – Maintenance and modification labor, repair and overhaul services, spares, training services, engineering services, ground support equipment; and specialized part handling and distribution
  • Avionics and avionics components – Communication systems, display systems, cockpit instruments, navigation and guidance systems, mission management systems, sensors, recording and storage systems, cables and processors
  • Common aerospace commodities – Forgings, castings, wire bundles, mechanical and electrical adapters, fasteners, microcircuits, retainers, and sealants
  • Electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems – Flectrical systems, environmental controls, fuel systems and controls, brakes and wheels, landing and nose gear components, motors, switches, valves, tanks, meters and pumps
  • Interiors – Lavatories; interior lighting of all kinds; carpeting, mats and curtains; stowage bins; decorative laminates; oxygen equipment; and survival kits
  • Major structures – Fuselage and body sections, flight control surfaces, engine structure and nacelles, landing gear, cargo systems and other large integrated assemblies
  • Nonproduction goods and services – Factory tools and supplies; facilities services and supplies; computing hardware, software and services; office equipment and supplies; contract labor; and financial products and services
  • Propulsion systems – Aircraft engines, liquid- and solid-propellant rocket engines, missile and rotary-wing propulsion systems, jet fuel starter and pyrotechnics
  • Purchases outside production – Sheet metal and nonmetallic products, machined parts, and tubing and ducting products and services
  • Technology – New technology, advancements in state-of-the-art of existing technologies, nonproduction prototypes, testing and evaluation, white papers, studies, analysis and research

Boeing's Expectations


Boeing is looking for suppliers who:

  • Do their homework to fully understand how their products and services can directly benefit Boeing and the solutions we offer our customers.
  • Share our commitment to performance excellence in terms of cost, quality and delivery.
  • Maintain financial healthy and continuously focus on improving affordability and efficiency through Lean operations.
  • Willingly share their knowledge on how Boeing and suppliers can better manage our business and deliver best-value solutions for our suppliers, Boeing and customers.
  • Conduct their operations in a manner consistent with the Boeing Supplier Code of Conduct and share our commitment to ethical business practices.

And even more important, we need suppliers who are looking toward the future with us, applying what we learn together as we continue to invest in technologies that will help us deliver the critical products and services that our customers demand.

It takes both of us — Boeing and our suppliers — working together to be successful.

Our Procurement Practices

Boeing procurement policies govern the purchase of materials of the right quality, in the right quantity, at the right time, at the right price and from the right sources. All procurement actions are based on conformance with all applicable laws, regulations and contractual obligations. All suppliers and their representatives are treated fairly and impartially.

Boeing determines its own requirements for procurement and selects its own sources of supply. Suppliers and potential suppliers must make their contacts with Boeing through Supply Chain Management. Only procurement agents have the authority to commit to purchase contracts for Boeing.

Our company emphasizes the importance of competitive bidding as a good business practice. We consider ability, capacity, integrity, financial status, geographical locations, performance, reliability, quality of product, delivery and overall customer-supplier relations in evaluating a potential supplier before and during a purchase contract.

Boeing is committed to the use of e-enabling tools and services to share information, exchange technology and work together better with our suppliers. Boeing is a founding partner in Exostar, the online aerospace and defense trading exchange. All our suppliers are encouraged to register with Exostar and join the exchange. For more information, go to

Register Your Company

In today's global economy, the relationships we forge with our suppliers are increasingly important to our success in a globally competitive and highly technical marketplace. We continue to look for the best industry partners across the world to help meet our customers' needs.

Registration for Companies (Domestic or Foreign)

The first step for companies wishing to become Boeing suppliers is to register in the Boeing Supplier Capability Assessment Database. This database allows Boeing to search for suppliers whose qualifications match potential bid opportunities. Be sure to download the Supplier Capability Questionnaire, fill it out completely, and submit it to Please note: Only use Adobe Acrobat or the Acrobat Reader to open and complete the PDF file. If a bid opportunity arises and your products or services match the requirements, you may be contacted by a Boeing representative.

Additional Registration for U.S. Small and/or Diverse Companies

Register your company profile into the U.S. government's System for Award Management (SAM) database. SAM incorporates the former Central Contractor Register (CCR) database, so allowing the SBA's online database of small, small disadvantaged and woman-owned, HUBZone, and veteran-owned businesses as well as other small and diverse classifications wanting to do business with the federal government or its prime contractors can register.

Tax Certification Process

Active Suppliers Only

To submit or update your company’s tax certification documentation, you will log on to a secure certification website. Click the link below to proceed.

Tax Certification Process