San Jose Water seeks business relationships that help us to provide our customers with excellent customer service and a reliable supply of high quality water at a fair and reasonable price.

We create and maintain these relationships as we are working to broaden our network of partners through our Utility Supplier Diversity Program (USDP). SJW's USDP is designed to encourage, recruit, and utilize women and minority owned business enterprises (WMBE), disabled-veteran owned business enterprises (DVBE) in California, as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered business enterprises (LGBT) in our supply chain. The USDP is based upon guidelines established by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for regulated energy and telecommunication utilities.

SJW believes that supplier diversity is good business and benefits our community. Many best-in-class companies show this commitment by developing a diverse supplier base within the communities in which they operate. Our expectation is that the expansion of the available vendor base will ultimately lead to lower procurement costs.

Ongoing Supplier Opportunities


Program Area      Service Description      
Professional Services      
  • Legal and Accounting Services
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Courier Services
  • Security Services
  • Underground and Landscaping Contractors
  • Construction Related Tools and Equipment
Maintenance and Repair     
  • Vehicle and Auto Body Repair
  • Well and Tank Rehab/Maintenance
  • Pump and Motor Repair
Materials and Equipment     
  • Stationary/Furniture Suppliers
  • Hazmat Retrieval and Recyclers
  • Corrugated and Paper Recyclers
  • Uniform Providers
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Microwave, Electrical, Electronics and SCADA Equipment


Questions? Contact Program Administrator: Timothy McLaughlin