Central Coast Community Energy Seeks to Increase Local Economic Impact Through New Local Vendor Registry

Central Coast Community Energy Seeks to Increase Local Economic Impact Through New Local Vendor Registry

Small, Local, and Diverse Businesses Within CCCE’s Service Area Qualify to Register Beginning National Small Business Week

Monterey, CA. September 15, 2021Central Coast Community Energy today announced the opening of its Local Vendor Registry which will help the agency better understand and share potential contract opportunities with small, local, and diverse businesses on the Central Coast to expand its local economic impact through product and service needs.

Following an informal small and local vendor preference, Central Coast Community Energy also recently formally adopted a Small and Local Preference Policy allowing the agency to, whenever possible, work with small, local, and diverse independently owned and operated businesses to provide goods and services to the agency.

“Central Coast Community Energy seeks to actively drive more local economic impact by seeking to engage with small and local business vendors in our service area. Our Local Vendor Registry coupled with our new Small and Local Preference Policy allows CCCE to further increase local economic benefits.”
Shares CCCE CEO, Tom Habashi.

Central Coast Community Energy is contracting with local vendors for services and products from video production needs, IT solutions, administrative support, website, graphic design, technical solutions, to local large scale renewable energy and storage resources. Registered businesses will receive direct announcements of opportunities including RFPs that pertain to their business and allows for CCCE to provide a higher score to small and local businesses responding to RFP/Qs.

To date CCCE has issued 27 RFPs and is a member of 35 small, local and diverse organizations. CCCE seeks local businesses from Santa Cruz Counties to Santa Barbara Counties within the Central Coast Community Energy service area to register for the Local Vendor Registry here: https://3cenergy.org/local-vendor-registry/

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About Central Coast Community Energy
Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) is a public agency that sources competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable energy resources. 3CE is locally controlled and governed by board members who represent each community served by the agency. Revenue generated by CCCE stays local and helps keep electricity rates affordable for customers, while also funding innovative energy programs designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate economic development. CCCE serves more than 400,000 customers throughout the Central Coast, including residential, commercial and agricultural customers in communities located within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more at 3CEnergy.org and on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @3CEnergy.

Central Coast Community Energy | CCCE
Shelly Whitworth
Senior Energy Media Specialist
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