CPUC Small Business Program
The Program promotes and supports the utilization of small businesses and disabled veteran owned businesses in procurement activities.
The California Public Utilities Commission's Small Business Program advocates for small businesses (SB) and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE) to ensure their participation in state and utility contracts. The Program supports the economic vitality of SBs and DVBEs by offering programs and initiatives that improve their access to opportunities and competitiveness. The Program:
- Promotes development of SBs and DVBEs by providing resources and information about state and utility contracting opportunities.
- Ensures the inclusion of SBs and DVBEs in CPUC procurement and contracting needs.
- Provides the education and outreach necessary to raise internal and external awareness of various regulatory and legislative policy issues impacting the SB and DVBE communities.
Most state agencies are required to have a Small Business Liaison who conveys small business issues and provides recommendations to the agency. The Liaison reports key policy/legislative concerns to the small business community through the CPUC website and monthly newsletter. In addition, the Liaison is there to respond to small business complaints. Our agency, the Public Utilities Commission, is committed to serving the needs of the small business community.
Small Business Program
Please feel free to contact our Small Business Liaison, Bezawit Dilgassa, via e-mail at email@example.com or call 800-253-0500.
Small Business Liaison, Bezawit Dilgassa
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298