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Commitment to a diverse supply chain


PG&E is committed to a diverse supply chain. We work with many small business enterprises (SBE) and enterprises owned by women (WBE), minorities (MBE), service-disabled veterans (DVBE), lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBTBE), persons with disabilities (PDBE) and certified Small Business Act Section 8(a) firms. In 2023, for the fifth consecutive year, PG&E achieved over $3 billion in spending with certified diverse businesses.


Economic impact


PG&E has had a formal supplier diversity program in place since 1981. We're extremely proud of our success in this area and look forward to sustaining our commitments to supplier diversity, innovation and excellence for many years to come.


Read our Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report (PDF) to learn more about our program's economic impact.


Collaborative effort


Our program's success is a collaborative effort. We engage coworkers across our company to drive supplier diversity goal achievement. We encourage suppliers throughout our supply chain to commit to inclusivity. We partner with local and national external community-based organizations to champion supplier diversity excellence.


California's regulated utilities are required to have a supplier diversity program and report program results to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) annually, in accordance with General Order 156. We offer a variety of initiatives to support current and prospective suppliers, including technical assistance and development through our Technical Assistance Program.


As we look ahead to meet the challenges of an evolving industry, diverse suppliers are key to supporting our mission to deliver safe, reliable, affordable clean energy to our customers and communities. We are incredibly proud of our work in this area. It strengthens our supply chain with better business solutions, shapes stronger communities through economic development and helps build a better future for us all.

Becoming a diverse supplier

Take action to become one of PG&E's diverse suppliers.

The California Public Utilities Commission's Supplier Clearinghouse certifies businesses owned by minorities, women, disabled veterans, LGBT, persons with disabilities and certified Small Business Act Section 8(a) firms. Learn more about General Order 156 (PDF).

Woman, Minority,  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprises (WBE, MBE, LGBTBE, PDBE) must register with the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse to complete a verification application. You must turn in this application in order to certify your diverse business.

  • To request an application by phone, contact the Supplier Clearinghouse at 1-800-359-7998.
  • To Request an application by email, send a request to info@thesupplierclearinghouse.com
  • You can also download an application at the Supplier Clearinghouse and mail it to the following address:
    The Supplier Clearinghouse
    10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 103
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE) must obtain certification from the California Department of General Services (CA DGS).

You may find value in certifying with diverse business organizations. In addition to the Supplier Clearinghouse and California Department of General Services, the following certification organizations and their affiliates are valuable resources that support supplier diversity.

We also encourage you to seek out other Community-Based Organizations that can support your business including local Chambers of Commerce.

Create your supplier profile with PG&E. Then visit the current bid opportunities page to see if there are opportunities that might be a good fit.

Questions about supply chain responsibility? We're here to help. Email supplierdiversityteam@pge.com or call 510-898-0310.

PG&E strives to match suppliers with current contract opportunities.

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Supporting small and diverse businesses

PG&E is committed to working with small and diverse businesses and providing them with the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in PG&E's procurement opportunities. Below you'll find information on small-business definitions and resources for small businesses.

Suppliers can register with the General Service Administration's System for Award Management (SAM) and maintain that registration annually. Registration in SAM is not required to do business with PG&E.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) maintains a list of size standards per North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code. The size standard is based on the number of employees or average annual receipts. Suppliers can learn more about the federal SBA small business requirements at Basic requirements (sba.gov).

In addition, this is how the SBA defines a U.S. small-business concern:

  • Organized for profit
  • Has a place of business in the U.S
  • Operates primarily within the U.S. or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials, or labor
  • Is independently owned and operated
  • Is not dominant in its field on a national basis

A small business may be registered with the SBA and in SAM as one or more of the following:

If you are a small or diverse business enterprise and want to work with PG&E, join us at one of the many outreach events we attend or host throughout the year. Determine if your capabilities and qualifications match up with our needs. After that, you may want to register as a small business in SAM System for Award Management (SAM). Lastly, create a PG&E supplier registration profile and check out current bid opportunities


Create your supplier profile with PG&E. Then visit PG&E Bid Opportunities to see if there are opportunities that might be a good fit.

A commitment to ethical business conduct


All PG&E suppliers, as well as their employees, subcontractors and sub-suppliers must adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct if they wish to do business with us.


Download PG&E's Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF)

Supplier responsibilities

Share the Code with your employees and contractors working for, or on behalf of, PG&E.

Ensure everyone is in compliance with this Code, all applicable laws and regulations, and working in accordance with the highest standards of ethical business conduct.

Verify all workers are trained with the skills, expertise and certifications necessary to complete the job in a safe and compliant manner.

PG&E may ask suppliers to demonstrate conformance to this Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in contract termination. Typically, conformance verification includes review of suppliers’ policies, procedures and risk management systems to confirm adherence to PG&E conduct expectations.

Immediately notify your PG&E business contact about any issue or concern. Misconduct concerns may also be addressed by contacting PG&E’s Compliance and Ethics Helpline at any time, day or night, at 1-888-231-2310complianceethicshelp@pge.com or pgecorp.ethicspoint.com.

You can report any activities you believe may be illegal or unethical or raise concerns about questionable accounting or auditing matters.

PG&E’s supplier base is a critical and necessary extension of our mission, operations and future success. We appreciate your commitment to making compliance and ethics a top priority as you work with us.

PG&E's commitment to sustainability is an important factor in shaping how we select, engage with and manage suppliers. Our approach to supply chain environmental sustainability influences our product and service choices and strategies.


Download PG&E's Climate Strategy Report (PDF) to learn how our supply chain environmental sustainability efforts will reduce supply chain emissions through supplier engagement.


Supplier Environmental Performance Standards


Encourages performance improvement and promotes transparency and accountability.


Download PG&E Supplier Environmental Performance Standards (PDF)

Register as a prospective supplier

Register you company as a potential PG&E supplier. You may also login to your account for maintenance or reporting. 

Gain a competitive advantage by enrolling in free online training.

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Bid opportunities

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Contact us

If you have additional questions about supply chain responsibility, email supplierdiversityteam@pge.com or call 510-898-0310.