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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be recognized as a diverse business enterprise (DBE)?

Minority-Owned Business (MBE)

A business enterprise that is at least 51 percent owned by a minority individual or group (see classifications below) or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock must be controlled by a minority individual or group. Owner(s) must be actively engaged in the management and daily operations of the firm.

Owner(s) must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien.

Minority classifications include:

  • African American - Person(s) having origins in any black racial groups of Africa 
  • Hispanic American - Person(s) of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South American, Central American, Caribbean, and other Spanish culture or origin 
  • Native American - Person(s) having origin in any of the original peoples of North America or the Hawaiian Islands, in particular American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians 
  • Asian Pacific American - Person(s) having origins in Asia or the Indian subcontinent, including but not limited to Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Polynesia, Samoa, Guam the U.S Trust Territories of the Pacific, Northern Marianas, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh 
  • Other - Members are found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. 
  • Women-Owned Business (WBE) - A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more women, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
    Owner(s) must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien.
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (DVBE) - Owner(s) must be veteran of the military, naval, or air service of the United States with a service-connected disability and must be a resident of the state of California.
  • SBA 8(a) Program Business (8(a)) - A business enterprise that has met the basic requirements for admission to the 8(a) Business Development program. The basic requirements include being a small business which is unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
How do I get certified as a diverse business enterprise (DBE)?

 

As a prime supplier with a PO/contract >$250K, am I required to submit a DBE subcontracting (Tier 2) commitment?

Yes. For all PO/contracts >$250K, prime suppliers are required to submit a DBE subcontracting (Tier 2) commitment. The commitment must be submitted with RFP proposal for your bid to be evaluated.

As a prime supplier that reports DBE subcontracting (Tier 2) spend, should my DBE subcontractors be certified?

Yes. As required by our DBE Subcontracting Program, DBE subcontractors must be certified by one of SCE’s five accepted certifying agencies. See “How to get certified as a diverse business enterprise” for the five certifying agencies we accept.

Am I required to submit monthly DBE subcontracting (Tier 2) reports if I submitted a DBE subcontracting commitment indicating that I am not subcontracting to a DBE?

No. If you submitted a DBE subcontracting commitment indicating that you are not subcontracting to a DBE, you are not required to report your DBE subcontracting spend monthly.

How do I contact a Supplier Diversity and Development representative?

Contact us either via email or phone at 1-800-275-4962 to ensure an expedient response.

Who do I contact for additional information?

For more information about Southern California Edison’s Supplier Diversity Program, contact us by email or by phone at 1-800-275-4962.

Name
Title
Joe Alderete Supplier Diversity & Development, Senior Manager
Debbie Lumpkin Supplier Diversity & Contract Development, Senior Manager
Mike Bauern Supplier Advancement, Senior Program Manager
Vince Craney Outreach & Partnerships, Program Manager
Tarrance Frierson Subcontracting & Spend Management, Program Manager
Myn Kim Regulatory & Business Planning , Senior Program Manager
Alma McMaster On-Boarding, Program Manager
Joycelyn Nery Yue Supplier Advancement, Program Manager
Dennis Thurston Outreach & Partnerships, Program Manager

Address mail for the Supplier Diversity and Development program to:

Southern California Edison
Supplier Diversity and Development
P.O. Box 800
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770