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Interest and Opportunities

Our Small Business Development Office (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.

UC San Diego Regional Supplier Diversity Expo 2019. Building Bridges. Fusing Power and People.

ARE YOU A SMALL, DIVERSE BUSINESS?

The Small Business and Development Office website is just for you. It highlights small business opportunities and offers additional tools and resources tailored to your needs. Here you can submit an interest form for an upcoming bid opportunity and be notified when the bid goes live.

SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

UC Hazardous and Medical Waste System-Wide RFP

UC Hazardous and Medical Waste System-Wide RFP Presentation

University of California and California State University  Supplier Registration

Small Business Development Center Logo (SBDC)

UC San Diego Partner | SBDC Request an Advisor - https://sdivsbdc.org/advising/
No-Cost Business Consulting (Certification)

OPPORTUNITY: DESCRIPTION: CONTACT:

UC Systemwide Hazardous and Medical Waste RFP_003101-Mar2023

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RFP_003101-Mar2023

The overall objective of this RFP is to select Hazardous and Medical Waste Supplier, or multiple Suppliers, to assist UC, and national participating agencies, in obtaining the best, most cost-effective Goods and Services of the highest quality and standards. Qualified Suppliers are invited to submit proposals, based on the information provided in this RFP with the intent to establish a business alliance with UC and OMNIA Partners, that will maximize the resources of both organizations to meet the needs of UC and national participating agencies most effectively.

RFP Closing: May 31st, 5:00 PM, PDT

Reynaldo Cano-Boza
| Senior Commodity Manager

Explore Opportunities / Supplier Registration

Certification Assistance

As a business owner, you may be eligible for a business certification that qualifies you for new and sometimes exclusive performance opportunities.

There are two primary categories of business certifications:

  • Government-backed business certifications that make your business eligible for specific federal contracts
  • Other certifications that provide opportunities through the private sector

There are many types of business certification available that do require an investment of some prework upfront.  Once obtained, they can provide access to increased performance opportunities and contracts that can help your business grow.

Our industry partners specialize in certification services and more at no cost to you!  For information on eligibility requirements for small business certifications, see the following:

What We Procure

UC Bid 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.
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OPPORTUNITY: DESCRIPTION: CONTACT:

UC Systemwide Hazardous and Medical Waste RFP_003101-Mar2023

Search:
RFP_003101-Mar2023

The overall objective of this RFP is to select Hazardous and Medical Waste Supplier, or multiple Suppliers, to assist UC, and national participating agencies, in obtaining the best, most cost-effective Goods and Services of the highest quality and standards. Qualified Suppliers are invited to submit proposals, based on the information provided in this RFP with the intent to establish a business alliance with UC and OMNIA Partners, that will maximize the resources of both organizations to meet the needs of UC and national participating agencies most effectively.

RFP Closing: May 31st, 5:00 PM, PDT

Reynaldo Cano-Boza
| Senior Commodity Manager

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 the interest form by clicking on the opportunity itself and you will be notified as details are released regarding the event. 
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Regional Supplier Diversity Expo 2023 

Event Business Directory

August TBD
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Location TBD

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.

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

  •  TBD

FEBRUARY

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                        February 13, 2020 (Time TBD) | Location: Escondido, CA (Exact Location TBD)                     

MARCH

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                         March 12, 2020 (Time TBD) | Location: Poway, CA (Exact Location TBD)

APRIL

  • TBD

MAY

  • Cancellled - 2020 SBA Awards Luncheon, Small Business Administration (SBA) & Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)                                                                                                                                                                         

JUNE

  • Cancellled - Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)