Supplier Diversity

Working with small, local and diverse businesses

UC Systemwide Procurement (SWP) is the procurement / supply chain hub for the University of California system. We partner with campus procurement operations to develop and implement systemwide supply chain strategies and policies that leverage UC's vast purchasing power to optimize University spend and deliver positive social and environmental impact in our communities.

The University of California is committed to doing business in an equitable and sustainable manner by working with small, local and diverse businesses. In accordance with state and federal law, UC ensures that all business enterprises have equal access to business contracting opportunities at the University.

Interested in Doing Business with UC?

Make these connections to get started:

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More Resources

Supplier Diversity: Frequently Asked Questions

Find common questions and answers about supplier diversity at UC.

UC Construction Services – Small Business, Big Outcomes

Provides connections between campuses and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs).

Systemwide Contracts Listings

Review systemwide contracts currently in place for UC by category. These listings are updated quarterly and include expiry dates for each contract and the contract portfolio manager.

University of California Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council

Information on the Council, its work and current projects.

UC Small Business Utilization Report

Review UC’s annual reporting on Small Business Utilization. Under Legislative Reports, select the year in which you are interested and view the Small Business Utilization report posted for that year.

Sustainable Procurement

Information on University of California sustainable procurement practices, policies and projects. Sustainable Procurement at the University of California focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts.