Purchasing Information Guide for Suppliers

Great Lakes Energy (GLE) would like to assist you, an existing or potential supplier, in becoming acquainted with our Purchasing Department. This guide is designed to provide information about GLE’s purchasing functions.

Please read through the information and click on the links below for more information about our purchasing policies and procedures.

Location & Contact Information
1323 Boyne Avenue, PO Box 70
Boyne City, MI 49712
Telephone: 231-487-1324
Fax: 231-582-0288

Business Hours
Regular business hours for our Purchasing Department are 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We require that you schedule an appointment for any/all sales calls. You can contact our Purchasing Manager at 231-487-1324.

Information About Great Lakes Energy
As the third largest distribution utility in the state of Michigan, GLE has more than 130,000 services; approximately 11,000 miles of overhead distribution lines; 3,000 miles of underground distribution lines; more than 230 employees and serves 26 counties throughout Michigan.

It is the Purchasing Department’s responsibility to procure materials, equipment, supplies and services through a competitive bid process from the lowest responsible bidder or the bidder offering the best value in accordance with GLE’s purchasing policy. GLE has the right to accept or reject any or all quotations.

Sales Call Information For Contacts and Demonstrations
If you have products or demonstrations of interest to specific departments, please contact the head of that department to schedule an appointment.

Miscellaneous Appointment Information
When you arrive inform the receptionist in the member lobby your name, company and with whom your appointment is with. Our receptionist will ask you to log in and log out of our visitors log in book. The member lobby of our offices is available for sales people. You may use this area while waiting for your appointment.