Contract Equity Program

EBMUD's Contract Equity Program enhances equal opportunities for business owners of all races, ethnicities, and genders who are interested in doing business with us, especially those that are small and local.

The Contract Equity Office is located in EBMUD's Administration Building:
375 11th Street, Oakland, California 94607

Mailing: P.O. Box 24055, MS 800, Oakland, CA 94623-1055

Phone: 510-287-0114

Fax: 510-287-2158


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Key Components

Key components of the Contract Equity Program.

Contract Equity Guidelines and Forms

The Contract Equity Program and Equal Employment Opportunity Guidelines describe the program and contracting objectives which also include the forms bidders must complete.  The forms can be printed, legibly filled out by hand, and submitted to the project manager as part of your bid package. The forms can be filled out and sent electronically. 

Document Type Size
Contract Equity Guidelines and Forms PDF <1 MB

Contract Equity Annual Report

The Contract Equity Program Annual Report describes recommendations for program improvements, internal and external activities, outreach efforts, policies, and statistical results.

Document Type Size
FY21 CE Program Annual Report PDF 1.9 MB

Contract Equity Newsletter

The Contract Equity Program Newsletter, The Equalizer, has informational articles, upcoming contract opportunities, and a calendar of community events.

Business Forums

Contract Equity Program Business Forums are an opportunity for business owners to learn how to do business with the East Bay Municipal Utility District, meet EBMUD staff, and network with other business owners.

Business Vendor Directories

The Contract Equity Business Vendor Directories are firms that have self-certified the ethnicity and gender of their ownership and are in the EBMUD database.

To get the current vendor lists of subcontractors or material suppliers to assist you with your outreach, please email the Contract Equity Program Office at We will send the lists in MS Excel format directly to your email address.