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Supplier Diversity

Goals and Services

The Small Business Development Office Offers Services in Support of UC-Wide Diverse Supplier Goals and Federal Goals for Small Business Procurement 

The University of California has a goal to procure 25% Economically and Socially Responsible Spend, regardless of source of funds, from Diverse Suppliers. Additionally, the federal government has the following statutory goals for small business procurement: 

    • 23% of prime contracts for small businesses
    • 5% of prime and subcontracts for women-owned small businesses
    • 5% of prime and subcontracts for small disadvantaged businesses
    • 3% of prime and subcontracts for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
    • 3% of prime subcontracts for HUBZone small businesses

The Small Business Development Office has many service offerings to help reach these goals.

Supplier Diversity Services

  • Pre-qualifies, sources, and provides Diverse Suppliers training
  • Improves accessibility to and awareness of Diverse Suppliers throughout UC San Diego
  • Provides orientation to Diverse Suppliers on how to do business with UC San Diego

Services for Federal Contracts > $750,000

  • Develops government subcontract plans in compliance with the Federal Acquisition and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Prepares "Good Faith Effort" Diverse Supplier usage proposals
  • Submits Diverse Supplier compliance reports to applicable governmental agencies