Viejas Enterprises 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 Viejas Enterprises and invite you to register as a potential supplier.
What We Buy
Viejas Enterprises 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.
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.
Potential 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:
Viejas is interested in establishing relationships with suppliers whose major objectives are compatible with ours:
QUALITY – Viejas sets high standards of performance for itself and the products and services we offer our guests. We expect the same from our suppliers. SERVICE – Viejas works with companies and people who possess high standards for customer service. COST MANAGEMENT – Viejas 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
Ability to meet insurance requirements
Viejas 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.
Viejas recognizes the impact that supplier diversity has on the community. We understand that when minority owned businesses flourish and prosper, the communities they serve share the benefits.
We have implemented a policy granting preference to Indian Tribes, Tribal Enterprises, and Indian owned businesses to develop business partnerships with Viejas in order to promote tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong Tribal Governments, other Indian Tribes, Tribal Enterprises, Indian owned businesses, and individuals.
Viejas Purchasing is committed to ensuring that supplier diversification is an integral part of our sourcing and procurement processes.
The purpose of this section is to promote an awareness of the Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission and educate the public on how Indian Gaming is regulated in California. It is our hope that the following information will promote continued confidence in the integrity of Indian Gaming and how it is regulated.
The Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission is an independent governmental gaming regulatory agency for the federally recognized sovereign government of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. The Viejas Tribal Gaming Commissioner reports directly to the Viejas Tribal Government and therefore, has no dependence or reporting relationship to Viejas Enterprises or its management.
Indian Gaming is under intense scrutiny by Federal and State lawmakers and regulators, as well as the media and the public, to ensure that Tribes are not conducting business with undesirable, unscrupulous, or criminal elements. Therefore, it is necessary for us to subject suppliers to a licensing process which includes background investigations of the businesses, and the principals of those businesses that wish to engage in commerce with Viejas Enterprises.
A supplier who provides, has provided, or is deemed likely to provide at least twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) in supplies and/or services in any twelve (12) month period through purchase order or contract may be required to be approved and licensed by the Viejas’ Tribal Government Gaming Commission.
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. Should your company be required to submit a gaming license application, you will be contacted by the Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission directly.
Thank you for your interest in doing business with Viejas Enterprises. The information you provide below will be used to evaluate your company’s ability to provide products or services to Viejas but will not automatically qualify your company as a Viejas Enterprise supplier.
Please provide (Items in RED are required):
Click on the links below to download Supplier documents in pdf format.
Viejas Enterprises invites all prospective suppliers to contact its Purchasing Department for an initial meeting to discuss opportunities. For more information on becoming a Viejas supplier, please contact Viejas Purchasing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting with The Viejas 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 Viejas 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.