Economic Development

Background

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.

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.

CPS Energy’s Diverse Spend Calendar Year 2022 – Q2

CPS Energy remains committed to partnering with our local, small and diverse vendors to deliver service to our community. Midway through 2022, CPS Energy has spent $269 million, or 71% of all purchase orders, with businesses located in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area! 

In this same timeframe, CPS Energy has spent more than $157 million with diverse firms: those identifying as Small, Minority, Women or Veteran-owned.  This figure represents an increase of more than 35% when compared to the same mid-calendar year spend in 2021.  Likewise, over $46 million dollars has been spent with Minority-owned businesses to-date this year—a 38% increase compared to the first two quarters of calendar year 2021.

CPS Energy has worked aggressively within the organization to bring awareness of vendors in these categories to the attention of our operational business teams. We continue to leverage strategic partnerships—from the Maestro Entrepreneurship Center and the Center for Government Contracting to LULAC and the Fair Contracting Coalition—to speak directly to small business owners, ensuring that they are registered with CPS Energy and prepared to bid on CPS Energy projects.

For calendar year 2022 – Q3, CPS Energy remains committed to working with the “SupplySA,” Initiative, collaborating with peer agencies to better identify diverse suppliers within our service area.

CPS Energy’s Supply Chain team continues to engage 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.

VIEW:  CPS Energy’s Diverse Spend Calendar Year 2022 – Q2

CPS Energy’s Diverse Spend Fiscal Year 2022

CPS Energy is committed to partnering with our local, small and diverse vendors when delivering service to our community.  During Fiscal Year 2022, spanning February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, CPS Energy spent nearly $420 million with firms located in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.  This figure represents 68% of all purchase order spend remaining within our service area!

In this same timeframe, CPS Energy spent more than $268 million with diverse firms, identified as Small, Minority, Women or Veteran-owned, or a combination of these designations.  Nearly half of all purchase order dollars were spent with a company meeting these criteria.  This represents an increase of more than 10% in utilization since Fiscal Year 2020, post-pandemic.  Minority- and Woman-owned businesses, likewise, represent a significant level of CPS Energy’s total spend accounting for $94 million and $109 million—or a total of 18% and 19% total purchase order spend, respectively.  We continue to identify opportunities for adding diverse suppliers with a focus on increasing Minority- and Hispanic-owned contracts to be more in line with our community’s population demographics.

To elaborate, in Fiscal Year 2023 (Feb. 1, 2022 to Jan. 31, 2023), CPS Energy will conduct a Disparity & Availability Study. The related Request for Proposal was released in January 2022. This effort will help us better understand the availability of firms in our market and address areas of overall Minority- and Hispanic-owned spending. 

As the study is conducted, CPS Energy’s Supply Chain team remains committed to engage our local, small and diverse vendors through aggressive, 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.

VIEW:  CPS Energy’s Diverse Spend Fiscal Year 2022