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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.

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

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 certain 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 growth.

To explore the possibility of becoming certified, please contact us at sbdo@ucsd.edu, with the subject line "Certification Interest." We have partnerships in the industry that specialize in certification services and more at no cost to you!

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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.
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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
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
Security Services RFP

The University of California San Diego is seeking to award a contract for Security Services to highly qualified firms capable of providing turnkey services to meet the university's security needs. Various project needs within the security commodity may be offered to the potential awardees.

 

Ayesha Lieke
Portable Restroom Services RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to establish a local small business as a supplier for rental and servicing of portable toilets through a competitive bid process for the University of California San Diego.

 

Ayesha Lieke
Specialty Services: Video, Film Production, Drone and Under Water Photography RFP

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES -- CATEGORY ONE: The University of California San Diego produces a wide array of printed, electronic, and video materials to support campus project requirements. The university is seeking qualified suppliers that provide Specialty Services: Drone/Under Water Photography for a variety of publication, archival purposes, and activities as requested.

 

VIDEO & FILM PRODUCTION SERVICES -- CATEGORY TWO: The University of California San Diego produces a wide array of printed, electronic, and video materials to support County communications efforts. The Communications Department is seeking qualified suppliers to provide Specialty Services: Full-service digital Video/Film media production for a variety of publication, archival purposes, and activities as requested.

 

Ayesha Lieke

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. 
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Thank you to all who participated to make this event a success.  

Event Business Directory

August 27, 2019
11:00AM - 2:00PM
UC San Diego Price Center Ballroom A & B

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

  •  TBD

FEBRUARY

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                        February 14, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Escondido, CA (Exact Location TBD)                     

MARCH

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                         March 11, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Poway, CA (Exact Location TBD)
  • The Annual California Procurement Event, Department of General Services (DGS) & Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                                                                                         March 21, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: San Diego, CA (Exact Location TBD)

APRIL

  • TBD

MAY

  •  2019 SBA Awards Luncheon, Small Business Administration (SBA) & Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)                                                                                                                                                                           May 10, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: San Diego, CA (Exact Location TBD)

JUNE

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                         June 13, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Scripps Ranch/Miramar, CA (Exact Location TBD)

JULY

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                         July 12, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Oceanside, CA (Exact Location TBD)
  • California Construction Expo 2019                                                                                                                            July 18 & 19, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST                                                                                                            Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

AUGUST

  • Meet the Buyers Tour, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                                                         August 8, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Vista/San Marcos, CA (Exact Location TBD)

SEPTEMBER

  • TBD

OCTOBER

  • Be the Best! Women's Business Expo, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                                             October 11, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: San Diego, CA (Exact Location TBD)

NOVEMBER

  • Meet the Buyers: Celebrating and Honoring Veterans, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)                   November 7, 2019 (Time TBD) | Location: Carlsbad, CA (Exact Location TBD)

DECEMBER

  •  TBD