Electronic document processing with Transcepta
In support of our sustainability initiatives, we are excited to announce that Alliant Energy is beginning a process that will enable electronic document processing with our suppliers. Our new process will allow us to electronically transmit purchase orders and change orders to you as well as to receive order acknowledgements and invoices from you, which will reduce paper, postage costs and data entry.
To implement this new system, we have partnered with Transcepta, a global supplier network portal. Alliant Energy and Transcepta will work closely with you to help ease your transition to the new digital Supplier Portal system.
We will provide updates as this effort progresses. If you have any questions for the Alliant Energy team, please check out these frequently asked questions or email SupplierSupport@alliantenergy.com.
Zycus Supplier Network: Connect with Alliant Energy
We have a focus on competitive costs, and suppliers can play a key role in helping us in this area. We are also very interested in working with diverse suppliers so that our business reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
If you are a current supplier, or are interested in becoming an Alliant Energy supplier, please create a supplier profile in the Alliant Energy Supplier Registration Tool. Please refer to the Supplier Registration Instructions to navigate within the tool.
The following steps are required for the registration process:
- Go to the Alliant Energy Supplier Registration Tool to create a personal account and a company profile.
- We request basic contact and company information, but you also have the option to include products and services your company provides on the “Products and Services” tab. This will help Alliant Energy identify suppliers for the category being sourced.
- If you are a current supplier and required to provide us with proof of insurance, you must attach a copy of the Certificate of Insurance to your supplier profile and maintain the expiration dates within the “Insurance” tab.
Conduct and ethics
Our Code requires that business dealings be fair, honest and objective. In particular, we expect that our suppliers will participate in bid processes and procurement practices in accordance with best practices. Best practices include communicating only with the named Alliant Energy representatives during contract negotiations or bid evaluation, refraining from “back door selling,” and attempts to influence Alliant Energy employees or senior management in order to obtain work.
Alliant Energy may disqualify suppliers who engage in these activities or violate the Alliant Energy Code of Conduct from continuing business with Alliant Energy and from making future bids.
Supplier and contractor safety requirements
We have established a business relationship with ISNetworld to help our company objectively manage contractor safety prequalification requirements.
As a result, the majority of contractors performing physical work for Alliant Energy will be required to become subscribers to ISNetworld. Contractors performing non-physical or what we determine to be low-risk physical contract work will not be required to subscribe.