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Supplier Diversity

Clean Power Alliance’s
Ongoing Commitment to
Supplier Diversity

Clean Power Alliance (CPA) encourages
diverse suppliers to explore contracting
opportunities with us, and to reach out to us
with questions and suggestions regarding
the contracting process.

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.

Why apply for certification?

Receive official recognition as a Diverse Business Enterprise.

Increase your visibility with potential clients and customers, and gain exposure to a wide range of business opportunities, including solicitations by utilities and CCAs.

Be included in pertinent marketing and bid announcement events.

How to Apply?

  • Businesses must be at least 51% owned by a minority, woman, disabled veteran, or LGBT person or persons, with management and daily business operations controlled by one or more of those persons.
  • Visit the Supplier Diversity Application Page.
  • Your application will be reviewed within four weeks of submission.
  • Certification is free.
  • Remember to renew your certification every three years.

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
Qualifications.

To learn more about contracting with CPA and our supplier diversity initiatives
click here or email us at contracting@cleanpoweralliance.org.

CPA’s annual Supplier Diversity Report is available here.

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
Qualifications.

To learn more about contracting with
CPA and our supplier diversity initiatives
click here or email us at
contracting@cleanpoweralliance.org.

CPA’s annual Supplier Diversity Report is
available here.

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