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 Agencies and the Utilities." The purpose of the expos is to:

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

CPUC/Joint Utilities Virtual Small/Diverse Business Expo 

Check back soon for dates in 2022.

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, Bezawit Dilgassa, via e-mail at smallbiz@cpuc.ca.gov or call 800-253-0500.

California Public Utilities Commission
Small Business Liaison, Bezawit Dilgassa
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
Phone: 415-703-5269
Fax: 415-703-2666

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