CPA spends approximately $750 million on power purchases and $20 million on non-energy purchases each year. Utilizing our purchasing power to advance equity and inclusion is a part of our mission of building a clean, equitable, and sustainable energy system.
As a public agency we cannot give preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity, gender, or other classes as proscribed by Proposition 209. We are nevertheless committed to doing everything we can to help build a more diverse and equitable energy-sector supply chain, as well as support workforce development and small, local, and diverse business enterprises in our region.
If your business is a minority, women, LGBTQ, or disabled veteran enterprise, we encourage you to seek certification as a Diverse Business Enterprise through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Supplier Clearinghouse. Your business does not have to be located in California to be certified here.
Certified suppliers are listed in the publicly accessible Supplier Clearinghouse database. A wide variety of utilities, including Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) like CPA, utilize the Clearinghouse to identify potential bidders for supplier solicitations.
For additional information regarding
certification and application procedures,
visit the Supplier Clearinghouse website.
CPA encourages diverse suppliers to
become Pre-Qualified Providers (PQP)
for a variety of goods and services by
responding to our open Request for
To learn more about contracting with
CPA and our supplier diversity initiatives
click here or email us at
CPA’s annual Supplier Diversity Report is
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