Working with small, local and diverse businesses
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.
Diverse businesses, like all potential goods and services providers to the University, should register in CalUsource - UC's fully-integrated collaborative eSourcing platform. The University posts UC-wide and individual campus solicitations online via the UC Public Bid Site.
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. We also conduct systemwide RFP solicitations for goods and services. We recommend business owners become familiar with University of California business policies governing the purchase of goods and services.
If you are interested in doing business with UC campuses, visit their program sites directly or contact campus supplier diversity coordinators (below).
Points of Engagement
Information on the Council, its work and current projects.
Campus contacts leading supplier diversity programs on behalf of UC.
Find common questions and answers regarding supplier diversity at UC.
Construction Services provides guidance, support, and training to campus capital programs and construction staff.
Review UC’s annual reporting on Small Business Utilization. Under Legislative Reports, select the year you are interested and view the Small Business Utilization report posted for that year.
Review the systemwide planned pipeline of opportunities coming up for UC. This report is updated quarterly and includes UC-wide planned opportunities.
Review the systemwide planned pipeline of opportunities coming up for UC. This report is updated quarterly and includes UC-wide planned opportunity.
Sustainable Procurement Resources
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.