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.
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.
- Step 1: Review the EBSS Category List.
- Step 2: Email a request for SEED vendors in your specified categories.
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.
- Suzanne Dizon – Manager, Economic Development and Partnerships (SEED)
- Jeannie Robinson – Economic and Small Business Development Representative
Construction and materials
- Alexia Hughes – Economic & Small Business Development Representative
Professional services and information technology