Supplier Diversity

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) encourages diverse suppliers to explore contracting opportunities with us.

SVCE is committed to Supplier Diversity

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) administers the Supplier Diversity Program, which certifies diverse businesses through the Supplier Clearinghouse, providing opportunities for women, minority, LGBT, persons with disabilities, and disabled veteran businesses.

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Why should you get certified?

  • Registration is free
  • More visibility on being listed on a centralized supplier database
  • Access to resources, bid information and networking opportunities
  • Official recognition of WMDVLGBTBE status
  • Certification is valid for three years

Do you qualify?

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 of more of those persons.

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How do I get certified?

  1. Apply through the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse Certification or California Department of General Services (DGS) Government Marketplace
  2. Applications will be reviewed within four weeks
  3. Certification renewal is every three years


Bay Area E-Contractor Academy Spring 2024 Information

Emerald City Collaborative in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is hosting a free 6-week workshop from February 15 through March 21, 2024. The workshop will include topics such as high road contracting and rebates, growing and managing your business, estimating and bidding for building decarb, and project opportunities. Minority/BIPOC-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and/or disadvantaged business enterprises (certification not required), Licensed contractors in electrical, plumbing and HVAC trades, or owners seeking to grow their decarbonization business are encouraged to attend.

Supplier Diversity Reports

2023 Supplier Diversity Report

2022 Supplier Diversity Report

2021 Supplier Diversity Report

2020 Supplier Diversity Report 

Pursuant to Prop 209, SVCE does not give preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.

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