SEED Quarterly summer 2023
From procurement to supporting small business, we’re invested in the success of our communities.
Learn how you can benefit from:
- Contracting opportunities. Learn about opportunities to do business with SMUD! Visit our Solicitation Portal to learn more.
- Clean energy options. Support cleaner air and reduce your carbon footprint by enrolling in Greenergy® for your business.
Don't hesitate to contact our team for assistance any time at SEED.Mgr@smud.org
This year we proudly powered the Capital Region Small Business Week. Entrepreneurs, business owners and business experts from public and private entities across the Greater Sacramento area came together to celebrate our region's entrepreneurial spirit and promote opportunities to foster business success.
The week kicked off with a Business Resource Expo, followed by ten separate workshops, luncheons, expos and multiple networking opportunities throughout the region with over 1,000 participants. We provided education and resources on doing business with us including commercial resources and programs.
Your SEED Team (from left to right): Alexia Hughes, Jeannie Robinson, Franklin Burris, Jenny Rodriquez
Going all-electric is better for your business, your safety and our environment. We’re helping commercial customers make the switch with incentives and energy-efficient solutions that maximize savings and promote electrification.
One customer making a successful transition to clean energy is MTI College, who recently utilized our Complete Energy Solutions (CES) program to save up to 23,460 kWh per year.
A year-round junior college with more than 1,000 students, MTI realized a need to have more control over their energy usage, starting with the installation of 34 smart thermostats across their campus.
“We recognized the need to have some IP-controlled thermostats because it was getting difficult to manage all the different HVAC units we have on campus. You didn’t know if there was a problem until after the fact, when you got a complaint.”
- Michael Zimmerman, President MTI College
Learn how our incentives program helped solve the problem.
This month’s SEED spotlight shines on Shobha Mallarapu, President and CEO of Anvaya Solutions.
Anvaya Solutions is a cybersecurity firm headquartered in the greater Sacramento region, offering services nationwide. In 16 years in business, Shobha is proud that Anvaya has helped protect over half a billion records for various organizations. Shobha explained, "We provide various cybersecurity services from risk assessments, penetration testing, compliance to various risk management services both in operational and information technology."
Anvaya Solutions won its first contract with SMUD by successfully forming a team with other companies that brought different capabilities to the table. Now, they do business with numerous government agencies. Shobha noted that, “It was a full circle moment when we were awarded SMUD's first Master Services Agreement as only one of two companies that was awarded all 8 categories!”
Working with SMUD’s SEED program continues to benefit Shobha’s business. She particularly appreciates that the program awards incentives to large businesses who subcontract to SEED qualified vendors. Anvaya Solutions took advantage of this opportunity by partnering with a larger company known as a “prime” and subcontracting with that prime to perform a portion of the contract. Shobha points out, “That gave us opportunities to get business which we otherwise would not have as a prime.”
She also recommends future bidders attend a “How to Do Business with SMUD” session to get started, subscribe to SMUD's Ariba system to learn about bid opportunities and attend SMUD’s Meet the Buyers Expo.
Mack Road Partnership Business Walk
SMUD visits the Stockton Blvd Partnership
Mark your calendars now for our annual Meet the Buyers Business Resource Expo! Returning this year to an in-person event, the expo will be chock-full of information and resources on how to do business with us. You’ll meet SMUD buyers, other vendors and you’ll learn more about how to participate in the process. More information to come!
Create a carbon-free community
Join the charge!
Congratulations to these successful SMUD contract awardees!
Mader Supply LLC
Graybar Electric Company
Young & Company
Edison Power Constructors Inc.
Henkels & McCoy, Inc
Catalyst Leadership Group LLC
JD Thompson & Associates, LLC
Balance Point Group
Upcoming contract opportunities