Interest and Opportunities

SBDO promotes both existing and upcoming contracting opportunities to the greater San Diego small and/or diverse business population. Below you will find the resources necessary to gain information regarding active and upcoming bids, submit your interest for upcoming bids, and submit for the bids themselves.

SBDO also reaches out to the greater San Diego community to build a supplier base that reflects our city's diverse population. We attend outreach events throughout the year to promote contracting opportunities with UC San Diego. You can find those events listed below.

Explore Opportunities / Supplier Registration

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UC San Diego Opportunities

Interested in an upcoming bid opportunity?

  • Below you will find bid opportunities that have not yet gone live, but are currently gathering interest from potential certified suppliers. If you would like to submit your interest in a bid opportunity below, click on the opportunity and you will be redirected to our supplier interest form. Questions regarding any of these opportunities will be addressed through the appropriate bid instruction process.
OPPORTUNITY: DESCRIPTION: CONTACT:
Interactive Digital Kiosks RFP

The overall objective of this RFP is to select a primary supplier to furnish new Interactive Digital Kiosks across the UC San Diego campus that will disseminate campus information, wayfinding, and event notification. The selected supplier will aid the University in the kiosk design, interface, hardware, and maintenance, with the possibility of also providing content control, revenue generation plans and execution, campus planning and siting, and branding.

Gary Oshima
Event Lighting, Audio, and Video RFQ

The goal of this bid is to establish multiple, awarded contracts for event lighting, audio, and video service and rental suppliers through a competitive bid process for directed purchases. This will enable the UC San Diego campus to source all event lighting, audio, and video needs from the preferred contracted suppliers.

Ayesha Lieke
Photo Booth and Photography Services RFP

The goal of this bid is to establish multiple, awarded contracts for photo booth and photo booth service suppliers through a competitive bid process for directed purchases. This will enable the UC San Diego campus to source all photo booth rental and service needs from the preferred contracted suppliers. This is not to include general photographers.

This bid is now live. Click on the opportunity name on the left to be directed to the RFP.

 Ayesha Lieke
Commercial Relocation Service Provider RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to award a contract(s) to a local certified small/diverse business as a Commercial Relocation Services provider to the UC San Diego campus and satellite areas that will involve the relocation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Alma Mendoza
Promotional Products RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to establish a local agreement with experienced firms to provide cost-effective promotional items in support of UC San Diego events, initiatives, programs and campaigns.

Alma Mendoza
Office Supplies RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to establish a local agreement to provide supplemental and environmentally preferable office supplies. The outcome will effectively supplement UC's current office supplies program, and provide the campus maximum value through superior customer service, high-quality products, and cost-effetive processes, in support of government compliance, and UC goals and initiatives.

Alma Mendoza

Open Bid Opportunities

 SBDO Hosted Events

  • Small Business Development Office hosts two biennial events exclusively for the small and diverse business community. If you are interested in participating, complete interest form by clicking on the opportunity itself and you will be notified as details are released regarding the event. 
OPPORTUNITY: DESCRIPTION:
Regional Supplier Diversity Expo

A networking event that features local, small and diverse business owners.  This is one of many ways we cultivate partnership opportunities in this business district to connect local suppliers with the UC San Diego community and other regional participants.  If you are interested in participating in this fun and exciting event, register to be notified of the “go live” registration.

Doing Business with UC San Diego and Public Agency Partners

A business contracting seminar and information session for the purpose of providing key public sector business contracting information to suppliers, contractors, and design professionals.  If you have an interest in joining us for the next event, register to notified of the “go live” registration.

Campus Hosted Events

Community Partnership Opportunities

To submit an event for posting, send information to sbdo@ucsd.edu, Subject: Event Posting Request.  Request must include event title, event description, sponsor(s)/organizer(s), date(s) and time(s), location, and web address for additional information.  All requests are vetted prior to publishing.

UC San Diego Small Business Development Office reserves the right to edit event descriptions and to accept or reject the posting(s). 

JANUARY

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FEBRUARY

  • "Meet the Buyers Tour", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA February 8, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register here                                                                                            Location: City of Escondido Council Chambers, 201 North Broadway, Escondido CA 92025 
  • 7th Annual Veteran and Small Business Summit                                                                                                    February 27th & 28th, 2018, 8:00AM - 4:00PM | Register here                                                                                         Location: QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
  • "I'm Certified, Now What?" Workshop, the Department of General Services (DGS) & California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)                                                                                                                                              February 27th, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Register here | Event flyer here                                                      Location: California Department of Transportation, District 11, 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA 92110 Gallegos Room                                                                                                    

MARCH

  • "Meet the Buyers Tour", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA March 8, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register here                                                                                              Location: 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064

APRIL

  • California Procurement Event, Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA                                                                                                                                                                               April 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Veteran Registration Here | All Other Registration Here                      Location: Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

MAY

  •  Spring 2018 San Diego Who's Who Showcase, The Blue Book Building & Construction Network                         May 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Register here                                                                                                     Location: DoubleTree San Diego - Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA, 92108
  •  Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project: DBE & SB Outreach Event for Stations' Concrete, Mid-Coast Transit Contractors (MCTC)                                                                                                                                                      May 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | RSVP here                                                                                                   Location: MCTC Office, "The War Room", 4690 Executive Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121

JUNE

  • "Meet the Buyers Tour", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA June 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register here                                                                                               Location: TBA, Oceanside, CA 

JULY

  • "Meet the Buyers Tour", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA         July 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register here                                                                                                 Location: TBA, San Diego, CA 
  • San Diego Unified School District Construction Expo, San Diego Unified School District                                     July 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Register here                                                                                                   Location: Stanley Foster School of Engineering, Innovation and Design at Kearny High School, 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
  • California Construction Expo 2018, California Department of General Services (DGS), Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles World Airports, Associated General Contractors of America, Orange County Transportation Authority & Port of Long Beach                                                                                                July 19, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | July 20, 2018, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Register here                                          Location: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

AUGUST

  • "Meet the Buyers Tour", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA        August 9, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Register here                                                                                              Location: Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011

SEPTEMBER

  •  Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Opening Seminar, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City         September 27, 2018 | Learn more about ICCC Program | Apply for the 2018 ICCC Program                           Location: TBA, San Diego, CA
  • "Caltrans 14th Annual Procurement and Resource Fair", Caltrans District 11 Small Business Team                   September 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register here                                                                                     Location: Balboa Park Club Ballroom, 2150 Pan American Road West, San Diego, CA 92101

OCTOBER

  • "Be the Best! Women's Business Expo", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA                                                                                                                                                              October 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Registration link to come                                                                               Location: TBA, San Diego, CA

NOVEMBER

  • Veterans In Business Network 2nd Annual National Conference, Veterans In Business (VIB) Network               November 5-6, 2018 | Event flier | Event website                                                                                              Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • "Celebrating Veterans", Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Centers & SBA         November 8, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Registration link to come                                                                           Location: Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011

DECEMBER

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