Diverse Supplier Certification

As a corporation serving a three-state area - Arizona, California and Nevada - Southwest Gas has implemented a program designed to address the entire spectrum of its Diverse Supplier activities. A primary consideration for the program is to ensure that it benefits bona fide companies owned and controlled by minority, women, and disabled veterans. A second major consideration is the need to ensure that Southwest Gas is able to meet the federal, state, and other regulatory agencies' requirements to utilize the products and services of Diverse Suppliers. Therefore, Southwest Gas has identified as acceptable Diverse Supplier certification agencies whose certification standards are consistent with the U.S. Department of Transportation, California Public Utilities Commission's Supplier Clearinghouse, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. and other agencies.

All companies claiming Diverse Supplier status are requested to submit to Southwest Gas, a copy of their current "Certification Approval" letter or certificate issued by one or more of the agencies acceptable to Southwest Gas. (Note: See listing of certification agencies below and on the following pages, however, copies of all certifications held by a company should be submitted.) A copy of the approval letter or certificate should be attached to Southwest Gas’ Supplier Profile form and returned to the Supplier Diversity Department.

In order to ensure that the Supplier Diversity Program benefits from eligible companies, Southwest Gas will recognize those companies certified by the following agencies:


Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
  Civil Rights Office
  1135 North 22nd Ave.
  2nd Floor
  Phoenix, AZ 85009
  (602) 712-7761

City of Tucson Equal Opportunity Program
  P.O. Box 27210
  Tucson, AZ 85726-7210
  (520) 791-4593


Grand Canyon Minority Supplier

  Development Council
  6340 East Thomas Road, Suite 220
  Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  (602) 495-9950     FAX: (602) 495-9943


Women's Business Enterprise Counsel (West)

  1515 North Greenfield Road, Suite 102
  Mesa, AZ 85205
  (480) 969-9232


California Department of Transportation
  Office of Business & Economic Opportunity
  1823 14th Street
  Sacramento, CA 95814
  (916) 324-1700, toll free 1-866-810-6346

State of California, Department of General Services
  Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (SDVBE's only)
  Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business
  Enterprise Certification
  P.O. Box 989052
  West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052
  (800) 559-5529

Southern California Minority
  Business Development Council, Inc.
  800 W. 6th St., Suite 850
  Los Angeles, CA 90017
  (213) 689-6960

Supplier Clearinghouse
  606 South Olive Street, Suite 1120
  Los Angeles, CA 90014
  (800) 359-7998


Nevada Department of Transportation
  1263 South Stewart Street
  Carson City, NV 89712-0002
  (800) 267-1971

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
  460 Hegenberger , Road, Suite 730
  Oakland, CA 94621
  (510) 686-2555


National Minority Supplier
  Development Council
  1040 Avenue of Americas
  Second Floor
  New York, NY 10018
  (212) 944-2430
  (MBEs Only)

Women's Business Enterprise
  National Council
  1120 Conecticut Avenue, NW - Suite 1000
  Washington, DC 20036
  (202) 872-5515 - Ext. 20

These agencies charge a fee for certification
Certifies construction related companies