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Qualified Suppliers are a Valuable Resource


We Look at Suppliers as More Than Just Companies We Do Business with.
We see them as partners, people who contribute to the communities we serve. They deliver confidence, reliability and product and service excellence at a value that works for everyone.
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If you’re a prospective supplier and have never registered with us, please complete our Supplier Registration Form to be considered.


With that, of course, also come the expectations of knowledge of the market, excellent customer service, competitive prices, adequate insurance and bonding capabilities, established safety programs and second-tier reporting of a supplier’s own supplier diversity. We ask a lot of our suppliers because the communities we serve ask a lot of us.


To qualify for the APS Supplier Diversity Program, your business must meet specific criteria as defined by the Small Business Administration in accordance with federal acquisition regulations. You must maintain current certification by an accepted certifying body as a minority or women-owned business enterprise. For APS, the accepted third party certifying organizations are the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or affiliate, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or affiliate, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) or the appropriate State or Federal agency.


  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE): business that is at least 51% minority owned operated and controlled. A minority group member is a US Citizen who is Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American or a publicly owned business with at least 51% of stock owned by one or more of the minority group members. Certification by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and regional affiliates.
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE): business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who also control and operate the business. Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) affiliate.
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE):business independently owned and operated not dominant in the field in which it might bid on government contracts, qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR 21 (500 or fewer employees); this certification includes Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBZone) certification from local, state or federal agencies.
  • Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE): Veteran-owned business and Service-Disabled Veteran owned-business that is 51% owned, operated and controlled by United States citizens or lawful permanent residents that are US military veterans. The veteran-owned business must obtain certification by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) or local veteran certification council.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE): business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The LGBT owned business must obtain certification by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
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Apply for our Diverse Supplier Training Online Program

If you’re a small business owner, one of the things that can help you succeed in doing business with us is applying for our Diverse Supplier Training Online Program. Through our curriculum, diverse suppliers develop industry-specific skills and tools needed to be sustainable and succeed in the electric utility industry through our online training program.

Applicants must be a small, local or diverse business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by an individual whose business is defined as a Minority Business Enterprise, Women Business Enterprise, LGBTQ+-owned Small Business, Veteran-owned or Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business. Eligible participants must provide a product or service that a utility can reasonably be expected to use and should be the majority business owner or significant decision maker.

There is no fee for participation.

To learn more, email us at suppdiv@apsc.com.


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Qualifying Facilities

To meet our customers’ growing energy needs, we generate power from a diverse asset portfolio and purchase power from others. If you’re interested in becoming a Qualifying Facility that sells energy to APS, complete and submit a Qualifying Facility Application. Once reviewed, our team will contact you. Questions? Reach out to apsqf@aps.com.

Download Qualifying Facility PURPA Process

Download Qualifying Facility Application

Download  QF Application Submittal Workbook

Download Confidentiality Agreement

Qualifying Facilities PURPA Pricing Queue

Resources for suppliers
Resources to become a Certified Business Supplier and other relevant documents can be located in the Resources tab above.

Supplier Ethical Conduct

TD&C / Corporate Safety Manual

Generation Contractor Safety Manual

Palo Verde Generating Station Safety Manual

Accident Prevention Manual

Contractor Information Transfer

Contractor Safety Orientation

Company Access Request Form

Palo Verde Site Requirements

Safety for Contractors

All of the relevant safety documentation for contractors in one place.

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