Do not take for granted that you will receive all the solicitations that are applicable to your business. Check the SMUD Solicitation Portal frequently.
It is necessary to submit exactly what is requested.
When responding to questions, be very concise in your answers. Try and answer the question exactly as it is stated. It is not recommended to use "see attachment" as your answer. Do not attach sales pamphlets as a response to the questions.
If your company has done business with SMUD before, it is best to answer the questions as if they are being answered for the first time. Do not assume the SMUD staff currently reviewing your bid or proposal is familiar with your past work.
Always provide references when requested. Do not respond with "will provide when moved to the next level" or "when chosen."