Who Are We?
In May 1988, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued General Order 156 (GO 156). Under GO 156, the CPUC required all investor-owned electric, gas, water and telecommunication utility companies with gross annual revenues in excess of $25 million and their regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, to develop and implement programs to increase the utilization of WMBES. Procurement goals of 5% for women and 15% for minorities were initially established, and later expanded to include a goal of 1.5% for service-disabled veterans.
Certification of eligible suppliers was designed to encourage, recruit, and utilize WMBEs by participating utilities.
The Clearinghouse is a Commission-supervised entity whose primary purpose is to audit and verify the status of WMBEs, and to establish and maintain a database of WMDVBEs that is accessible to the CPUC and to participating utilities. The Clearinghouse audit and verification program precludes the need for individual utilities to audit and verify WMBEs with whom they do business.
Benefits of registering and receiving certification:
- Official recognition of your Women- or Minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE) status
- Promotion and visibility to the CPUC and sixteen major utilities
- Involvement frequent marketing and bid announcement events
- Faster contracting processes
Suppliers certified by the Clearinghouse are officially recognized by the CPUC and sixteen participating utilities which service the California market. Certification by the Clearinghouse of eligible suppliers was designed to encourage, recruit, and utilize WMBEs by participating utilities.
Via this registration and certification process and numerous marketing activities, events and bid announcements, participating utilities are informed and actively select from a certified suppliers list to meet procurement goals of 5% for women and 15% for minorities which were initially established under California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued General Order 156 (GO 156), and later expanded to include a goal of 1.5% for service-disabled veterans.
By participating your company is identified as an eligible, certified supplier in a centralized database used by many utilities to search for suppliers and when matched with a purchasing requirement, your certification speeds the contracting process.
Thank you for participating.
The Supplier Clearinghouse
|Address:||606 South Olive Street, Suite 1120 Los Angeles, CA 90014|
|Toll Free Telephone:||(800) 359-7998|
|Los Angeles Area Phone:||(213) 623-2330|
|Toll Free Fax Number:||(877) 886-5670|
|Los Angeles Area Fax:||(213) 623-2748|
California American Water Company
California Water Service Company
Citizens Communications, Inc.
Golden State Water Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pacific Power and Light Company, Inc.
Park Water Company
San Diego Gas and Electric Company
San Gabriel Valley Water Company
San Jose Water Company
Southern California Edison Company
Southern California Gas Company
Southwest Gas Corporation
Suburban Water Systems
Trans Bay Cable LLC
Verizon California, Inc.