Southwestern buys IT equipment, transmission and field equipment, construction, and services to support its mission to optimally use Federal resources to safely and sustainably provide clean hydropower, transmission, and related services to benefit our customers, regional communities, and the Nation.


  • 15/69/138/161-kV field equipment such as circuit breakers, coupling capacitor potential devices, current transformers, disconnect switches, microprocessor relays, power transformers, surge arresters, and transformer bushings
  • information technology (IT) management equipment and supplies such as monitors, notebook computers, personal computers, printers, scanners, and toner cartridges
  • motor vehicles such as forklifts, tractors, trailers, trucks, and vans
  • motor vehicle supplies such as batteries, fuses, headlamps, oil, tires, and vehicle fluids
  • safety material and equipment such as medical supplies, safety clothing, safety glasses, and special signs/notices
  • supplies, materials, and parts for maintenance such as wood and steel poles, crossarms, insulators, bolts, nuts, washers, and other line hardware
  • services such as architect-engineer consulting, information resource management and technical support, and administrative support services
  • furnishing and installing lattice steel transmission towers, right-of-way clearing, substation construction, and transmission line construction