Fontana Water Company maintains a Utility Supplier Diversity Program (USDP) in accordance with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Genera l Order 156 (GO 156). The purpose of this program is to promote the recruitment and use of women and minority-owned business enterprises (WMBE), as well as disabled-veteran owned business enterprises (DVBE) and LGBT owned business enterprises in Fontana Water Company’s California procurement activities.
To aid in achieving the diversity goals set forth in GO 156, participating utilities established a joint clearinghouse to verify and then certify vendors for this program. Qualified suppliers are encouraged to contact the Clearinghouse in order to begin the verification process. Once certified by the Clearinghouse the vendor’s contact information is entered into a database visible to all participating utilities as a certified diverse vendor.
Please contact the Fontana Water Company’s Utility Supplier Diversity Program group with any questions or further details at 1-909-201-7383.