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. 

UCOP Procurement Services has two groups of customers: the University of California system as a whole and the Office of the President itself.

  • Systemwide procurement is managed by UC Strategic Sourcing
  • Purchasing specifically for the Office of the President is handled by UCOP Procurement
  • See UC Procurement Team for full list of contacts. 

To participate in bidding and supplier activities with UC, potential suppliers must register in CalUsource – the new web-based Procurement solution for sourcing and contracting being used by the University of California and California State University systems.

Registering in CalUsource offers you the opportunity to participate in sourcing events within both the University of California and California State University systems. These events may be systemwide, multi-campus or campus-specific, within either or both systems.

To register as a supplier, click "Become a UC/CSU supplier" below.

To view sourcing events and bid opportunities, click "UC Public Bid Site" link at left.

Explore this page for additional information on working with the University of California.

Become a UC/CSU supplier

How to pre-register as an authorized supplier for the University of California.

Supplier Reporting

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

Supplier Diversity

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

UCOP designated construction agreements

Established contracts for materials, equipment and/or services with suppliers.

When to apply Prevailing Wage

Resources for Suppliers on the application of prevailing wage