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SMUD Catering Contract

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SMUD’s catering solicitation is expected to open by the end of January and SMUD will award MULTIPLE 
three-year contracts to SEED qualified businesses that meet the minimum contract requirements.

To become SEED qualified, vendors must be certified as a small business and have their headquarters 
within SMUD territory for a minimum of 6 months.

Complete your SEED qualification before the bid opens by following the steps provided below.

1. Get certified with the CA Department of General Services as a small business for free here.

If you would like assistance with your small business certification, the CA Department of General 
Services is holding a free workshop on January 26, 2023 and you can register here.

2. Create an account in SMUD’s Electronic Bid Solicitation System (EBSS)
•  Be sure to include your DGS certification # and expiration date

3. Set up your business account in SMUD’s Ariba Solicitation portal where you will access bid 
documents and submit your response
•  Follow the link above and select any solicitation DOC number
•  Click “Respond to Posting”
•  Click “Register Now”

For more information or for assistance with becoming SEED, please call or email Alexia Hughes at or 916-732-4999. Virtual consultations are also
available by appointment.

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