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The CPUC certification process allows regulated utilities to work with diverse suppliers whose business is 51% owned or operated by a woman, minority, service-disabled veteran business or a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgendered (LGBT) enterprise.

The Supplier Certification process is administered by www.B2Gnow.com, a third party certifying agency authorized by the Joint Utilities Committee to review supplier applications and conduct a screening process for women, minority, and LGBT business enterprise certification. Service Disable Veteran certification is obtained through the California Department of General Services (DGS).

To align with the USDP guidelines, a supplier must be certified by the clearinghouse or the Department of General Services (DGS). If a supplier is certified by one of the three comparable agencies, the supplier would qualify for CPUC comparable certification. The supplier must apply to the CPUC for comparable certification. See below for comparable certification agencies:


Once certified, your business will qualify to participate in the USDP (Utility Supplier Diversity Program), as well as become recognized and listed as a certified WMDVLGBTBE by the California Public Utilities Clearinghouse Database.

To receive information about how to become certified as WMDVLGBTBE visit The Supplier Clearinghouse website or contact:

Web Site: www.thesupplierclearinghouse.com

E-mail: info@thesupplierclearinghouse.com

Phone: (562) 325-8685, (800) 359-7998 (8am - 5pm Pacific Time)

Fax: (562) 278-0153, (888) 549-3803

Address: 10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 103 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670