​Selling to SMUD

We make doing business with us as easy and fair as possible.

Register for contracting opportunities

Register to have notices of upcoming work emailed to you. View current requests for bids, or proposals for products or services.

Visit our Electronic Bid Solicitation System

How we award contracts

A contract or order is awarded by direct call, informal bid or formal bid (proposal) based on the estimated price.

Direct call

Purchases of less than $20,500 are usually placed without competition with vendors that we determine can supply goods or services that meet our price, quality and deadline requirements.

Informal bid

For purchases between $20,500 and $82,000, we seek at least three supplier price quotes whenever possible.

Formal bid (proposal)

For purchases of materials or services exceeding $82,000, and for construction contracts more than $8,200, SMUD advertises in local newspapers. Sealed bids are opened and read at a public bid opening. Public openings are not scheduled for proposals.

Contract award protest policy

Click here to view SMUD's protest process for competitively awarded contracts.

Environmental protection

We strive to buy the best and most cost-effective goods and services with a preference towards those that are environmentally friendly.

Environmental stewardship is very important to us. We strive to ensure that whatever we do has minimal impacts upon our environment. In support of this core value, we buy products and services that are environmentally favorable to those that are not, taking price, quality and availability into consideration.

To offer an environmentally friendly product or service, please contact Brian Daly at 1-916-732-7510 or Brian.Daly@smud.org.

Small business loans and insurance

Information about small business loans and insurance that may help you take part in contracting opportunities with us.
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