SoCal Edison Commitment to Supplier Diversity
At Southern California Edison (SCE) our Supplier Diversity and Development program was created with the understanding that diversity is not only one of our corporate goals; it is a key element of our culture and the communities we serve. We have made supplier diversity integral to the way we do business.
Working with a large and diverse base of suppliers is critical to our mission of providing affordable, reliable and safe electricity to our customers. We procure products and services from nearly 800 diverse businesses- more than any California utility.
Supplier diversity has become ingrained in our procurement practices. These practices involve outreach to and partnerships with women, minority, and service disabled veteran enterprises- known as WMDVBEs, and community organizations; while offering support to prepare diverse suppliers through targeted outreach, and we work closely with prospective, new and existing WMDVBEs to expand their opportunities within and outside of their relationship to SCE.
In 2012, SCE spent more than $1.5 billion- or 38.2% of our total corporate spend- with WMDVBEs, which represents a significant step toward our long-term goal of spending at least 40% with WMDVBEs by 2016.
Subcontracting (Tier 2)
Subcontracting is an essential component of our Supplier Diversity program. SCE requires subcontracting commitments on all contracts valued at $250,000 or more, so we partner with prime suppliers to identify opportunities to increase spending with WMDVBE businesses. As a result, our Tier 2 subcontracting program represents 32% of the company’s total WMDVBE spend.
In addition, SCE leverages its relationships with various trade and community outreach organizations, such as the Latin Business Association, to host, plan or sponsor subcontracting workshops, such as the LBA/LBA-Institute Supplier Diversity Boot Camp Training Program, and matchmaking events.
Opportunities at SCE
SCE provides a variety of opportunities that reach a broad range of business enterprises. We invite you to review our list of product and service opportunities, explore our diverse community, and possibly become a part of our diverse supplier community at www.sce.com/SD.
- SCE Spend with diverse firms totaled $1.7 billion,
or 45%, with more than 750 WMDVBEs working with SCE.
- SCE surpassed the CPUC’s service disabled veteran target of 1.5%,
reaching $88 million, or 2.3%, with more than 50 firms.
- 150+ prime suppliers were in SCE’s subcontracting program;
Tier 2 spend continued to exceed a half billion dollars.
- Of SCE’s top 25 suppliers, 10 were WMDVBEs,
representing such areas as IT, security, and construction.
- Diverse firms worked on major capital investment programs,
including the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission and pole replacement projects.
- SCE joined 80-plus community organizations
to sponsor more than 30 technical assistance and capacity building programs.
- 250+ million spent with WMDVBEs in power/natural gas procurement,
representing 34% for natural gas; four Power Procurement agreements were awarded to WMDVBEs.
- Seven new EDGE Mentorship Program participants,
including an LGBT firm and a woman-owned wholesale power marketer.
- 14 WMDVBEs led/co-managed $1 billion of capital market transactions,
earning 25% of the underwriting fees on our debt offerings.
- SCE championed historic legislation
– California Assembly Bill 1678- which expanded General Order 156 to include LGBT businesses.
Read the complete 2014 Annual Report/2015 Annual Plan
Getting Qualified to Do Business with SCE
1) Visit SCE-Supplier Diversity to find out if SCE buys your products or utilizes your services.
2) Confirm that your business has the appropriate certifications
- To be certified as a minority-owned or woman-owned business, contact the Supplier Clearinghouse at (800) 359-7998
- To be certified as a disabled veteran-owned business, contact the California Procurement Division of Department of General Services at (916) 375-4940, or visit DGS Certifications
- To be certified as a small business as part of the SBA 8(a) Business Development program, contact the Central Contractor Registration at (866) 606-8220, or visit SBA Certifications
3) Register your company in SCE’s Supplier Registration Portal
4) Provide required documents for commercial and technical qualification, if required.
5) Market your products and services to your Supplier Diversity and Development representatives, procurement agent(s) and end users at SCE
For more details about the Supplier Diversity and Development program, please visit SCE Supplier Diversity or call (800) 275-4962.
Supplier Diversity and Development Diversity Managers