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UC San Diego, Open for Small Business

Become a Supplier

Are You a Small, Diverse Business? Learn How to Do Business With UC San Diego.

Where to Begin

Providing goods and services to the university as a small or diverse business is not as daunting as you may think. Here are a few key steps to get you started:

Small Business Certification 

Learn how to certify your small business to Compete for Government Contracts and Opportunities in the Private Sector. 

Prepare for Opportunities

Learn how the Small Business Development Office can help you stay informed and prepare for upcoming bids and opportunities.  

Resources for Suppliers

Supplier Expectations | CalUsource Registration | Bids & Opportunities | Goods & Services | Payee Management | Policies

The process for conducting business with UC San Diego is the same for all suppliers, including small, diverse companies. Be sure to visit the Resources for Suppliers tab on the Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) website to familiarize yourself with how UC San Diego buys and pays for goods and services, how to find opportunities and register to submit bids, learn about supplier expectations, and review procurement policies and best practices.

See Also

Resources for Small Businesses

Check out the SBDO Resources for Small Businesses page for a list of helpful resources we curated just for you!

Small Business Development Office - Core Services

Visit the About Us tab to meet the team, get the latest news, and check out our core services.