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:
Click the title above to register as an authorized supplier in CalUsource, our sourcing-to-contract e-procurement platform.
How UC is taking care of small, local & disadvantaged businesses by putting you first in our procurement process.
Learn about UC sustainable procurement practices, policies and projects. UC Sustainable Procurement focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts.
Information and activities to ensure equal access to business contracting opportunities at the University.
Systemwide supplier contract information for construction materials, equipment and/or services.
The University of California requires quarterly reporting of sales and incentives from all its strategic suppliers. Data is used for systemwide reporting.