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 Services handles procurement for the University of California system as a whole. Purchasing for the Office of the President specifically is handled by the UCOP Business Resource Center

To participate in bidding activities with UC, suppliers must register in CalUsource – the shared e-procurement platform for sourcing and contracting being used by California public higher education systems: UC, the California State University (CSU) system, and the California Community Colleges (CCC) system.

Registering in CalUsource offers you the opportunity to participate in sourcing events that may be multi-system, systemwide, multi-campus or campus-specific within any of these university/college systems.

To register as a supplier, click "Become a CalUsource Supplier" below.

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

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

Become a CalUsource Supplier

How to pre-register as an authorized supplier in CalUsource - the e-procurement platform used by California public higher education systems: UC, CSU, CCC

Policies and Practices Link | Supplier Resources Link

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