Working with the University of California

The University of California (UC) welcomes suppliers interested in doing business with us and strives to provide fair, open and efficient opportunities for all companies.

UC Procurement is the centralized procurement/supply chain hub for the entire University of California system. We develop and implement systemwide supply chain strategies and policies that leverage UC's vast purchasing power to optimize University spend.

To participate in UC sourcing events, suppliers must register with CalUsource – our sourcing-to-contract e-procurement platform. In CalUsource, suppliers have the opportunity to participate in systemwide, multi-campus or campus-specific bidding activities.

To view sourcing events and bid opportunities: Public Bid Site

Small & Diverse Businesses: please see the Small Business First program page to learn how UC is taking care of small businesses by putting you first and find resources to help you navigate our procurement process.

(Note: purchasing for the Office of the President is done by Local Procurement in the UCOP Business Resource Center.)

UC Procurement resources and programs for suppliers:

Become a UC Supplier

Click the title above to register as an authorized supplier in CalUsource, our sourcing-to-contract e-procurement platform.

Supplier Resources Link | Policies and Practices Link

Small Business First (SB1st) Program

How UC is taking care of small, local & disadvantaged businesses by putting you first in our procurement process.

Sustainable Procurement

Learn about UC sustainable procurement practices, policies and projects. UC Sustainable Procurement focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts.

Foam Ban Request for Exemption PDF

Supplier Diversity

Information and activities to ensure equal access to business contracting opportunities at the University.

Construction Supplier Resources

Systemwide supplier contract information for construction materials, equipment and/or services.

Wage & Benefit Parity (WBP) Supplier Resources

Click title above for all Wage & Benefit Parity (WBP) Supplier Resources: audit instructions, audit exception form, and audit firm contact information.

WBP Audit Verification form | WBP Audit Instructions Video Link

Supplier Reporting

The University of California requires quarterly reporting of sales and incentives from all its strategic suppliers. Data is used for systemwide reporting.

Supplier Resources - Fair Wage/Fair Work

Click title above for full range of Fair Wage/Fair Work Supplier Resources: general info, verification forms, guides, and audit firms.

Annual Verification Form PDF | Annual Verification - Standards & Procedures PDF

Leasing vendors

Master lessor list

Lessors on the Approved Lessor list have accepted the terms of the UC standard lease documents without modification.

When to Apply Prevailing Wage

Resources for Suppliers on the application of prevailing wage