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Utility Supplier Diversity Program

Our program monitors supplier diversity in procurements by participating utilities and oversees a clearinghouse of women; minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises.  

Our clearinghouse operator verifies the status of firms seeking certification as women, minority and/or LGBT-owned. Disabled veteran-owned businesses are certified by the Office of Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS), a unit of the Department of General Services   View the most recent update to the public version of our supplier database.


CPUC 2014 GO 156 Report and Appendices

2014 Utility Supplier Diversity Procurement Reports

2013 Utility Supplier Diversity Procurement Reports


Upcoming Meetings

CPUC GO 156 En Banc 2015

October 8, 2015  9am -3:30 pm

South San Francisco Conference Center –

255 South Airport Blvd, SSF 94080

GO 156 En Banc Agenda

Read our media advisory


Certification information

Our program history

Comparable verifying agencies

Contacting us

Previous Utility Supplier Diversity Reports

March 1, 2013: Utilities File Supplier Diversity Procurement Reports

Read our press release

March 1, 2012: Utilities File Supplier Diversity Procurement Reports

Previous GO 156 Reports to the Legislature on Utility Supplier Diversity

Previous Meetings

En Banc – A Public Hearing on General Order 156 – The Supplier Diversity Program
: October 9, 2014, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where: University Southern California (USC), Town and Gown, 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089

November 7, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., University of California Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco: CPUC En Banc Hearing: A Public Hearing on General Order 156, the Supplier Diversity Program - The purpose of this Hearing is to hear from the CEOs and Presidents of California’s largest investor-owned utilities. These leaders will discuss the supplier diversity programs and activities of their respective companies to encourage inclusion of diverse suppliers in contract opportunities.  In addition, the leaders will share their views on creating supplier diversity programs entrenched in economic development and job creation for the 21st century, and beyond. The CPUC has also invited distinguished guests from the California Legislature, ethnic chambers of commerce, community organizations in support of supplier diversity, and emerging firms.

Oct. 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: CPUC 10th Annual Supplier Diversity En Banc, USC Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles

Jan. 2011: Supplier Diversity: Creating a Framework for Success, a white paper by CPUC President Michael Peevey with Marzia Zafar


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