Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I contact regarding the products and services that I can offer Puget Sound Energy?
When submitting my registration materials, is it better to list a limited number of products/services or to list all possible that I can provide?
List all products and services that you are able to provide. As these change, you can log back in and update your online profile.
I've registered as a potential PSE supplier. What's next?
In the event of a potential match, a PSE contracting representative will contact your firm to become acquainted and to discuss opportunities to bid on a project. We recommend that you log in regularly and keep your information current.
What are PSE's mandated liability insurance coverage levels for performing work on site?
Insurance requirements for major projects are determined on a case-by-case basis. For most cases, PSE's mandated insurance coverages and limits are found below. Please note that PSE will be named as an additional insured and evidence of Waiver of Subrogation for the General, Auto and Excess Liability Policies on the Certificate is required.
General Liability (Commercial General Liability Occurrence, Premises-Operations, Products-Completed Operations, Contractual Liability, Independent Contractors, Personal Injury)
Each Occurrence $1,000,000
General Aggregate Available $2,000,000
Automobile Liability (Any Auto for Contractors only)
Combined Single Limit $2,000,000
Not required, but may be used to supplement General, Automobile or Employer's Liability limits to meet minimum limit requirements.
Each Accident $1,000,000
Disease-Each Employee $1,000,000
Disease-Policy Limit $1,000,000
Employer Liability (Stop Gap)
For Consulting/Professional Services Only
Professional Liability Coverage required. Limit: $1,000,000
Do diverse-owned businesses receive any considerations/concessions?
PSE's complex and critical needs require a breadth of responses from our supplier community. PSE is committed to provide opportunities for diverse-owned business enterprises to competitively participate in its bidding processes.
Whom do I contact if I have questions about PSE's payment process or if invoices aren't being paid in a timely manner?
Regarding unpaid invoices, the contractor should first notify the representative overseeing the project. The contractor may also contact PSE's Accounts Payable department.
Can I submit multiple bids?
We expect your initial bid to be the best bid, with any exceptions clearly noted. Alternate bids may be submitted, but should be made in addition to a bid that meets the requested specifications or contracting requirements.
Does PSE solicit competitive bids?
Yes, we are firm believers that our complex and critical needs require a breadth of responses from our supplier community. We encourage you to respond with your best prices and to propose engineering, design and efficiency improvements where applicable. You should also focus on providing the lowest total cost of ownership, considering factors such as price, availability of resources and product quality.
Does PSE share my bid information?
No. PSE solicits competitive bids through a confidential bidding process. We do not share bid information with other suppliers.
What are PSE’s expectations regarding subcontractors and subsuppliers?
Our policy is that the general contractor shall select competent subcontractors and subsuppliers. All subcontractors and subsuppliers must comply with PSE's general conditions for the work performed. PSE reserves the right to reject any proposed subcontractors or subsuppliers. Please review our Responsible Contractor Guidelines.