DVBE, WBE, MBE, LGBTClearing House

What is the Supplier Clearinghouse?   The new website and system includes a full online application for new and renewing firms, a comprehensive directory search function, and relevant news and events for the MBE, WBE, DVBE, and LGBTBE community. 

Women, minority, LGBT, and disabled veteran-owned businesses are invited to join the supplier diversity program. The Supplier Clearinghouse certifies 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 (CPUC). 

This program provides certification for MBE, WBE, DVBE, and LGBTBE firms so that they may have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of business opportunities.

  • WBE – Women-owned” (section 1.3.2) is a business at least 51% owned by one or more women, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
  • MBE – Minority-owned” (section 1.3.3) is a business at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more minority individuals. Recognized minorities include Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, among others.
  • DVBE – Disabled Veteran owned business
  • LGBT-owned” (section 1.3.4) is a business at least 51% owned by a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or persons and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals