CPS Energy, by way of its electric and natural gas service contract with the General Service Administration (GSA) in Washington D.C., is a federal contractor. Consequently, we are required to report our contracting activity with large, small, minority, service-disabled, veteran, historically underutilized, HUBZone, and woman-owned businesses.
Please help us in having the most updated information on your company by accessing the Supplier Classification Report to determine whether the classification for your company is current in CPS Energy’s Supplier Database. Search for your company’s name and review your expiration date.
A Business Questionnaire will need to be completed and returned to us as soon as possible if the following applies:
- Classification is expired.
- Classification is to expire within 60 days.
- Space for the “Expiration Date” is blank.
- Company not listed.
Companies with expertise not included in the Supplier Classification Report are still be able to register and respond to solicitations. If your company is interested in becoming a registered supplier for CPS Energy, please log on through our Supplier Registration Portal. Registered suppliers receive notices of all bid opportunities for the Supplier Classifications selected.
If you have any questions regarding the Business Questionnaire or the Supplier Registration Portal, please contact a CPS Energy representative at (210) 353-2474.
Investing in Our Community – FY2024
Over the past year, CPS Energy has maintained aggressive procurement targets to ensure that our company remains vigilant in providing contract opportunities to the local, small, and diverse businesses within our community. Over the course of Fiscal Year 2024, CPS Energy has invested more than $1 billion dollars via contracted goods and services with more than $750 million (75%) of that spend paid to vendors located here in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. This represents a 29% increase over the same period in FY2023!
In this same timeframe, CPS Energy has spent nearly $487 million dollars with diverse firms: those identifying as Small, Minority, Women or Veteran-owned. This figure represents a more than 42% increase when compared to the same spend thru our FY2023. Likewise, more than $157 million dollars has been spent with Minority – owned businesses representing a 48% increase in FY2024 when compared to the same timeframe in FY2023.
As is demonstrated in the dramatic increase in spend among Minority-owned firms, CPS Energy has adopted an aggressive strategy to promote and encourage participation in our procurement process among diverse vendors. In FY2024 alone, our Supply Chain team attended nearly 180 separate events to engage our suppliers and ensure their participation in the procurement process. We continue to leverage strategic partnerships such as those with the Small Business Development Center, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and LULAC to speak directly to small business owners concerning supplier registration and procurement needs.
As we progress into FY2025, CPS Energy remains committed to working with Congressman Joaquin Castro’s office, thru its SupplySA Initiative, as we collaborate with our peer agencies to better identify the availability of diverse suppliers in our service area. Further, we will continue to identify contracts that may be debundled, building on FY2024’s benchmark of 73 contract opportunities valued at $856 million dollars being awarded to 193 unique suppliers. CPS Energy’s Supply Chain team remains committed to engaging our local, small, and diverse vendors through targeted outreach, to ensure contract opportunities are made available to all seeking to do business with our organization and contribute to the success of our community.