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Becoming a Supplier

Cleco purchases needed goods and services from qualified suppliers using competitive bidding or other competitive means to the maximum practical extent. Purchasing decisions are made on the basis of quality, service, price and delivery. If all other considerations are substantially equal, suppliers located in our service area may be given preference.

All interested suppliers are encouraged to complete and submit our online application through Power Advocate. Click here to access the online application.

Registering your company provides our sourcing professionals an opportunity to identify potential suppliers who may be invited to participate in Cleco's sourcing process. If you have questions regarding the application process, please send us a message from the registration site and include your name, company name, email address and phone number along with your question.

Cleco is committed to increasing supplier diversity. We solicit participation of qualified small, minority, disadvantaged veteran, woman-owned and HUBZone businesses to provide goods and services at competitive prices. If your company meets any of these criteria, we encourage you to complete our online application through Power Advocate. Click here to access the online application.


General Terms and Conditions

Click here to read Cleco's General Terms and Conditions


Purchasing Ethics

Our suppliers and contractors contribute to the success of our company. We value the business relationships we have established with our suppliers and contractors and seek to develop additional, reliable sources of products and services.

All employees maintain the highest standards of integrity in all procurement activities and avoid conduct that could create the appearance of a conflict of interest. We accept no special favors or gifts from our suppliers and incur no obligations to them, other than payment for the products and services they provide. We do not attempt to influence procurement decisions in return for personal compensation or favorable treatment from these suppliers. We maintain, in confidence, sensitive business information submitted to our company in connection with the purchasing of goods and services, to avoid giving or removing any competitive advantage to our suppliers.

We also maintain an Ethics Helpline. The Ethics Helpline is a way for you to anonymously report suspected or actual unethical business activities involving Cleco. The toll-free number is (800) 378-8121. The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We want you to know:

  • Completing the registration process does not guarantee your company will receive a request to bid or a contract from Cleco nor does it imply that your company has any type of procurement relationship with Cleco either now or in the future.
  • Information provided by your company for this registration will be treated in a confidential manner and will be subject to reasonable and prudent safeguards against improper disclosure.