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 as a potential supplier with the University via our CalUsource website (see becoming a UC supplier). The University posts various solicitations online via our UC-wide public bid site and individual campus procurement sites (see links at right).
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations, and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers. If you are interested in doing business with UC campuses, visit their program sites directly or contact their supplier diversity coordinator contact provided below. We recommend that business owners become familiar with University of California business policies governing the purchase of goods and services (see forms and policies).
Find more information about supplier diversity at the University of California below.
POINTS OF ENGAGEMENT
Learn about the UC Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council. Here you will find 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.
OTHER SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT RESOURCES
Here you will find 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.