Women, minority, LGBT, and disabled veteran-owned businesses are invited to join the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) supplier diversity program. The Supplier Clearinghouse certifies these firms and publishes a directory for use by participating utility companies and the public. These activities are governed by General Order 156 of the California Public Utilities Commission. The program provides certified MBE, WBE, DVBE, and LGBTBE firms the opportunity to participate in a wide range of business opportunities. By participating in this program, your company will be identified as an eligible, certified supplier in a centralized supplier database. Many utility companies use this database to search for suppliers that help meet the required procurement goals listed above. Certification with The Supplier Clearinghouse speeds up the contracting process.