SEED Quarterly fall 2023
As your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we invest in the success of all of our communities, including small businesses. We offer an array of programs and services designed to save energy and money and support our 2030 Zero Carbon Vision to benefit our region.
Learn how you can benefit from:
- Contracting opportunities. Find out how to do business with SMUD! Visit our Solicitation Portal to learn more.
- Commercial energy savings tips. As we transition from summer to fall, learn about opportunities to save energy and money. Find tips to take control of your energy usage
- Business rebates. Find a wide variety of incentives and rebates to save you money and energy.
We're here to help! Contact our team for assistance any time at SEED.Mgr@smud.org
Register now! This year's in-person event from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM will offer valuable networking opportunities and resources for businesses Learn about how to do business with us, meet SMUD buyers and explore SMUD programs and rebates for your business.
Virtual workshop: How to do business with SMUD
Save the date: October 12, 8:30 AM
This FREE workshop is hosted by our SEED team and will provide you with the opportunity to learn about:
- SMUD's contracting process
- Small business bid incentives
- Open and upcoming contract opportunities
- How to connect with our buying team
- Networking with other potential vendors
Clean Energy Success Story: WellSpace Health
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 drive energy savings to their bottom lines and promote electrification.
Learn how non-profit organization WellSpace Health worked with our Complete Energy Solutions (CES) program and qualified for incentives that offset LED lighting costs at multiple locations, improving their efficiency and their bottom line. Read the success story
Supplier Success Story: Stanfield Systems, Inc.
Since January 2000, Stanfield Systems, Inc. (SSI) has provided information technology services across government, commercial and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Through the benefit of our SEED program, SSI successfully teamed with several prime contractors in pursuit of SMUD contracting opportunities prior to winning their most recent Distribution Planning Software contract, with Integral Analytics listed as the prime contractor.
SSI has also successfully participated in numerous contracting opportunities over the past 23 years with over 35 satisfied clients and some engagements spanning over 12 years.
Carlos Costa, VP Business Development and Strategic Alliances from SSI, understands that processes, requirements and regulations in organizations change constantly and years of experience have helped them hone and highlight the way their services meet the industry’s needs.
Carlos’ advice to future vendors is to have patience and perseverance, and “a win will present itself when you least expect it.”
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB)
Franklin Blvd Business District Business Walk
Franklin Blvd Business District - first electric food trailer
Florin Square 2nd Annual Small Business Summit
The Greater Arden Chamber of Commerce hosted SMUD Board President Heidi Sanborn, who presented SMUD's Road to Zero Carbon Plan.
The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber and Natomas Chamber hosted a joint mixer at Algo Bueno restaurant in North Sacramento. SMUD participated as a sponsor and SEED team member Alexia Hughes engaged with our business community.
Substation construction: Meet the Primes event
Our procurement team recently released a Substation Construction solicitation valued at over $120M over a 5-year period. Bids for this contract, which include significant subcontracting opportunities, will be evaluated from 12 pre-qualified prime contractors. To support SMUD’s SEED subcontracting goal of at least 20% certified small business participation in final proposals, our team hosted a Meet the Primes event. This event, held at our Customer Service Center in July, provided an opportunity for over 30 subcontractors to meet and network with the 12 pre-qualified prime contractors bidding on the Substation Construction project. We look forward to the results of this solicitation and the potential economic impact it presents for our local small businesses!
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Recently awarded SEED contracts
Congratulations to these successful SMUD contract awardees!
Morgan Tire of Sacramento, Inc.
Settlemoir Consulting Services, LLC
A Star Sweeping, LLC
Mader Supply, LLC
Sestak Lighting Design, LLC
Off the Vine Catering
Harris Industrial Gases Inc.
Upcoming contract opportunities
Certificate of Insurance tracking and monitoring
59th Street demolition services