Supplier Diversity

Expanding Supplier Diversity

In October 2019, Senate Bill (SB) 255 (Bradford, Chapter 407, 2019) updated the Utility Supplier Diversity Program by amending Sections 366.2 and 8283 of the Public Utilities Code to require that Community Choice Aggregators participate the Supplier Diversity Program under General Order 156 (GO 156).

Certifications

Women; minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises and small business enterprises have several opportunities to certify their businesses which may open up contracting opportunities.

California Public Utilities Supplier Clearinghouse certifies women; minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises and publishes a directory for use by utility companies and the public.

The Department of General Services (DGS) manages the Small Business and Disable Veterans Business Enterprise certifications. DGS also has certifications for non-for-profits.

Pioneer Community Energy Annual GO 156 Reports

2020 Diversity Report and 2021 Supplier Diversity Plan

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