DCPSC Supplier Diversity Hearing

Senior representatives from Pepco, Washington Gas, and Verizon appear before the Commission annually to detail their utility’s practices related to the use of diverse suppliers.
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Overview
The DCPSC hosts an annual legislative-style Supplier Diversity Hearing and information session where representatives from Pepco, Washington Gas, and Verizon detail their utility’s practices related to the use of diverse suppliers in the District of Columbia over the past year.
 
The DCPSC Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity was established in 2019 to identify best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in contracting and employment related to the public utility sector. Washington Gas, Pepco, Verizon, and the DCPSC agreed on terms set forth in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) related to the use of diverse suppliers in the District. The annual Supplier Diversity Hearing is an integral part of that MOU.

2024 DCPSC Supplier Diversity Hearing
Registration for the 2024 event is now open:

Thursday, July 25, 2024 — 1:30 p.m. -3:45 p.m.
  • Legislative-style hearing: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Information session: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Attendance: In-person (1325 G St, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005) and livestream available

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The 2024 theme of "Building Business Relationships in the District" will help relay the message about diversity being good business and that the DCPSC values relationship building among District-based businesses, specifically. In short, the goal is to maximize the opportunities for diverse suppliers, with special attention to District suppliers.

This year's event will also feature an informational session featuring officials from the District's Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) who will provide guidance on doing business within the energy sector.