Economic Development



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 2023 - Q2

CPS Energy is committed to partnering with our local, small and diverse vendors when delivering service to our community.  More than halfway thru Calendar Year 2023, CPS Energy marks its fiscal midyear having spent nearly more than $350 million, or 76.15% of all purchase orders, with businesses located in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.  This represents a 30% increase over the same time in 2022!

In this same timeframe, CPS Energy has spent more than $221 million with diverse firms: those identifying as Small, Minority, Women or Veteran-owned.  This figure represents a more than 41% increase when compared to the same spend thru 2022’s Midyear.  Likewise, nearly $72 million dollars has been spent with Minority – owned businesses representing a 56% increase in 2023 when compared to the same timeframe in calendar year 2022.

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.  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 thru the second half of calendar year 2023, 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.

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.

VIEW:  CPS Energy's Diverse Spend Calendar Year 2023 - Q2

CPS Energy - Calendar Year 2022 Recap