Small business contract opportunities

The SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program offers incentives to local small businesses that participate in SMUD's competitive bid process. It also helps prime contractors find local sub-contractors, which gives their bids or proposals a competitive edge.

SMUD awards $200-$300 million in contracts every year, $40-$60 million of which goes to SEED vendors and suppliers.

Our goal is to award 20% or more of all eligible contracts to SEED vendors.

Become a SEED vendor SMUD Solicitation Portal

Find a SEED vendor

If you are interested in working with SEED vendors, you can find them according to their Electronic Benefit Solicitation System (EBSS) category.

Ariba Network

Ariba is a procurement management system that makes it easier for suppliers and buyers to connect, collaborate and do business. Below are some resources to help you and your business get registered in the new system.

Contact us

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  • Suzanne Dizon – Manager, Economic Development and Partnerships (SEED)

  • Jeannie Robinson – Economic and Small Business Development Representative

  • Franklin Burris – Economic & Small Business Development Representative

  • Alexia Hughes – Economic & Small Business Development Representative
    Professional services 

  • Jenny Rodriquez – Economic & Small Business Development Representative
    Information technology