The CPUC conducts small business expos throughout the state to promote procurement opportunities and educate businesses on important topics such as how to do business with state agency, utility, and other entity. The purpose of the expos is to:

  • Help connect small and diverse businesses to utility, government, and other entity procurement specialists.
  • Educate small and diverse businesses on the benefits of becoming certified as a small, women, minority, disabled veteran, LGBT, and/or persons with disabilities business.
  • Enlighten small and diverse businesses of utilities and other entities' best business practices and “how to get in the door.” 
  • Inform small and diverse businesses of utility, government, and other entity contract opportunities.
  • Provide networking with other business owners.

CPUC Small and Diverse Business Expo

When: April 4, 2024, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080 (in-person only)

Registration: https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/rsvp/register.aspx?id=1074

On April 4th, come join this free event to meet with procurement and supplier diversity representatives and learn of business opportunities and upcoming contracts.

This expo will provide small and diverse businesses opportunities to connect with representatives from utility companies, public agencies, community choice aggregators, prime contractors, resource centers and other businesses. The event is designed with the intent to facilitate networking, education, and exchange of information.

Representatives from firms such as Comcast, Southwest Gas, Liberty Utilities, AT&T, California Water Association, Ava Community Energy Authority, Clean Power Alliance, Central Coast Community Energy, Pioneer Community Energy, CleanPowerSF, and more will be in attendance looking forward to connecting with you.

For further information, please contact Jaime Elder at jaime.elder@cpuc.ca.gov or (916) 261-3041.

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CPUC Small and Diverse Business Expo

When: October 9, 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, 601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (in-person only)

Registration: TBD

CPUC Small and Diverse Business Expo

Date: September 27, 2023, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CPUC/Joint Utilities Virtual Small/Diverse Business Expo

Date: October 27, 2021

Video Link to the Expo Panel Discussion: Conversation with Community Choice Aggregators on Opportunities for Local, Small, and Diverse Businesses

CPUC/Joint Utilities Virtual Small/Diverse Business Expo

Date: April 28, 2021

Video Link to the Expo Panel Discussion:                                                                                                  Subcontracting Opportunities with Utilities’ Prime Contractors

CPUC/Joint Utilities Virtual Small/Diverse Business Expo

Date: December 1-2, 2020

Video Links to the Expo Panel Discussions:
How to Navigate Contract Opportunities with Energy Utilities
How to Access Contract Opportunities with Communications, Cable, and Water Utilities
How to Succeed through Utilities Supplier Diversity Programs

Contact

Please feel free to contact our Small Business Liaison via e-mail at smallbiz@cpuc.ca.gov or call 800-253-0500.

California Public Utilities Commission
Small Business Liaison
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
Phone: 415-703-5361
Fax: 415-703-2666

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