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Supplier Diversity and Development

Our Commitment

Our commitment to providing opportunities for small and diverse firms remains stronger than ever. In 2014, 45% or $1.7 billion, of our total purchases was from women, minority, and service-disabled veteran (WMDVBE’s) owned businesses.

Supplier Development Through EDGE

EDGE (Entrepreneurial Development, Growth and Education) is a supplier development program designed to serve businesses ranging in size from microenterprises to large firms. The program’s mission is to provide comprehensive developmental experience through mentoring, networking, partnerships and training.

DBE Subcontracting (Tier 2) Program

We encourage our prime suppliers (DBE and non-DBE) to follow our lead and adopt their own formal initiatives towards diversity and inclusion. We also encourage them to partner with diverse businesses through subcontracting arrangements and participation in our Diverse Business Enterprise (DBE) Subcontracting (Tier 2) Program. In 2011, our prime suppliers reported $428.2 million in DBE subcontracting spend.

If you are a prime supplier and received notification, please report your DBE Subcontracting (Tier 2) spend into the SCE DBE Subcontracting Portal. For more details click here.


Supplier Development and Outreach

2015 Supplier Diversity Events
Month Day Organization Event Name Location
Apr 2 Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) 22nd Annual Awards Dinner JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE
900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2 Hispanic Lifestyle Latina Conference 2015 Ontario Airport Hotel
700 N. Haven Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
Apr 8 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Apr 9 Disabled Veteran Business Alliance w/ Hire a Patriot Disabled Veteran Business
Construction Expo &
Military Career Fair
Pacific Views Event Center
202850 Jacinto Road, Bldg 202850
Camp Pendleton, CA 92058
Apr 15 National Asian American
NAAC Intro to Micro
Technical Assistance Workshop
Apr 16 Fresno Black Chamber
of Commerce
Central Valley Diversity
Business Expo
University Square Hotel
Fresno, CA
Apr 16 Asian Business Association - LA (ABA-LA) ABALA EDGE Workshop - Value Proposition San Gabriel Hilton
Apr 20 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Apr 21 CPUC - California Public Utilities Commission 2015 Small Business Expo and Matchmaking Fair
Scottage Rights
1895 Camino del Rio south
San Diego, CA
Apr 21 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Apr 24 Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Super Stars Business Panel & Business Matchmaking Maya Hotel
Long Beach, CA
Apr 23-24 Veterans Business
Outreach Center
2015 VBOC Small Business Conference Four Points Sheraton,
4900 Duckhorn Drive,
Sacramento, California 95834.
Apr 24-25 California Black Chamber of Commerce
African American
Leadership Forum
Apr 29 American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
San Diego / Southern California Joint Chapter Meeting El Adobe
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Apr 30-1 California Black Chamber of Commerce
USBC Solution Series Memphis, TN
Apr TBD Elite SDVOB Network,
The Elite Service Disabled Veterans Owned Businesses
San Diego / Southern California Golf Tournament Admiral Baker Golf Course
2400 Admiral Baker Road
San Diego, CA 92120
May 2 Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Estrella Awards Gala Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA
May 6 US Small Business Administration 4th Annual Southern California 8(a) Conference Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Gardena Grove, CA 92840
May 6 North American Energy Markets Association NAEMA Annual Conference Jacksonville, Florida
May 6 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness Series 1
Value Proposition
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
May 12 Regional Black Chamber of Commmerce (RBCC) EDGE - Value Proposition Anheuser Busch Brewery
15800 Roscoe Blvd
Van Nuys, CA
May 12-13 Disabled Veteran Business Alliance Keep the Promise 2015
McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Avenue
McClellan Park, CA 95652
May 20 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Operational Capacity
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
May 13 Women Business Enterprise Council-West
WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Workshop Federal Reserve Building
Los Angeles, CA
May 20 Chinese American Construction Professionals
CACP EDGE Workshop - RFx Readiness Almansour Court,
May 22 Regional Black Chamber of Commmerce
Contact to Contracts Los Angeles
Jun 3 Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2015 SBA Awards Greater Riverside Convention
Center Riverside
, CA
Jun 3 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
RFx Readiness
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Jun 3 Edison Electric Institute
EEI Supplier Diversity Conference Alberquere, NM
Jun 3 US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
USPAACC 30th Annual Conference Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 5 Asian Business Association -
ABAOC EDGE Workshop-
Value Proposition
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Gardena Grove, CA 92840
Jun 5 National Association of Women Business Women Owners
Annual Luncheon
LA Live -
JW Marriot
Jun 8 SCE EDGE Program T&D and CEH&S "Meet The Primes" Edison Education Center
4175 S. Laspina
Tulare, CA 93274
Jun 11 American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
Annual June Recognition Luncheon &
MEDweek Event
Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Jun 15 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Effective Negotiations
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Jun 17 LA Latino Chamber of Commerce
Annual Awards & Business Matchmaking TBD
Jun 18 Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
15th Anniversary Scholarship Awards luncheon Omni Los Angeles Hotel
251 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jun 22 Walking Sheild, Inc. Walking Shield Native American Indian Conference Barona Resort & Casino
1932 wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
Jun 23 SCE EDGE Program Contract Readiness
Series 1
Relationship Management
Edison Education Center
6090 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA
Jun 23 Women Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC National Conference & Business Fair Austin, Texas
Jun 24 "National Latina Business Women Association -
Latina's In Business Awards TBD

Register Your Company to Do Business with SCE

  • Click here to create a profile on the Ariba Supplier Registration website


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How to Do Business with Us

Certification allows businesses to verify that they are dealing with a genuine diverse business enterprise (DBE) as defined by the California Public Utility Commission’s General Order 156 (Also see The Supplier Clearinghouse).

Get Certified

We accept WMDVBE Certifications from the following agencies:

  1. The Supplier Clearinghouse – Minority – or woman-owned business certification or call 1-800-359-7998
  2. Department of General Services (California Procurement Division) – Disabled Veteran-owned business certification or call 1-916-375-4940
  3. Small Business Administration (SBA) – 8(a) Program business certification or call 1-866-606-8220

Supply Management

The information below describes our Supply Management categories and what we purchase.

IT & Telecom

IT & Telecom Materials and Services

  • Application services
  • Computer peripherals
  • Consultant services
  • Data center & IT hardware and services
  • Desktop and related services
  • Infrastructure
  • IT hardware and services
  • Office machine maintenance
  • Software and licenses

Major Projects

Major Projects

  • Construction management
  • Environmental planning & monitoring
  • Expediting
  • Owner engineers
  • Project controls
  • Project management
  • Professional, substation and transmission line construction services
  • Substation and transmission line construction services

Operations Support

Operations Support, CSBU, Corporate Center

  • Advertising & promotional services
  • Building maintenance
  • Carpet services
  • Chemicals and lubricants
  • Corporate real estate construction and maintenance
  • Customer contact at SCE’s Mobile Energy Unit
  • Direct to customer projects
  • Electrical services
  • Event set-up
  • Facilities construction and services
  • Field research
  • HR services
  • Legal
  • Logistics and freight
  • Office supplies
  • Pest control services
  • Professional services
  • Solar construction
  • Staffing and management
  • Storage/fuel tank testing
  • Training
  • Training of retailer or other personnel
  • Transportation

A/C Installation & Maintenance

TDBU & Power Production Materials

  • Advanced technology
  • Apparatus
  • Control cables and low voltage transmission and distribution wire and cables
  • Hardware and equipment
  • Pole line hardware
  • Power production materials
  • Steel structures
  • Tools
  • Wire and cable

TDBU & Power Production Services

TDBU & Power Production Services

  • Carrier solutions
  • Civil construction
  • Demolition services
  • Electrical engineering and civil design services for Eastern Hydro Division
  • Engineering
  • Environmental remediation services
  • Paving/asphalt maintenance services
  • Planning and design
  • Pot hole and TSP services
  • Power production construction and maintenance
  • PPD engineering and technical services/li>
  • Street lights
  • Substation construction and maintenance
  • SWPPP/consulting services
  • Traffic control
  • Transmission and distribution infrastructure installation and replacement
  • Underground civil construction (i.e., DSP, Rule 20, vault replacement, etc.)
  • Underground substructure services
  • Vegetation management

Operations Support

Operations Support, CSBU Energy Efficiency, Corporate Center

  • Chemicals
  • Energy efficiency
  • Event management
  • Office supplies


Opportunities at SCE

Our goal is to provide information about our upcoming opportunities in order to build a supplier base that represents the diversity of the communities we serve. Upcoming opportunities with us are listed in italics in the Category Management list.

If you provide materials and services that match these opportunities, please contact our Supplier Diversity and Development department at supplierdiversitydevelopment@sce.com

Supplier Diversity 2014 Annual Report & 2015 Plan

Capability Overview Meetings

An important part of our Supplier Diversity Program is to connect diverse business enterprises with internal decision makers. Our Supplier Diversity & Development team hosts Capability Overview Meetings with aspiring, qualified suppliers and our Supply Operation and other key SCE business organization personnel. These meetings provide suppliers with the opportunity to present their company's business plan, experience, qualifications, and credentials to the people responsible for procuring materials and services. In the process, suppliers get a better understanding of our business and upcoming procurement opportunities.

View Capability Overview Meetings

Contact Us by email or 1-800-275-4962.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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