The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is the administrative headquarters of the university, including the statewide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the ten campuses, five major hospitals and three national research laboratories.

Procurement Services at UCOP has two primary groups of internal customers: the staff of the Office of the President itself, and the university as a whole. Universitywide purchasing efforts are encompassed in Strategic Sourcing.

In order to provide fair, open and efficient opportunities for all companies interested in doing business with the University of California, we ask all potential vendors to pre-qualify for any bidding or supplier activity. We can use the information provided to track supplier activity, to measure progress against goals for small business outreach efforts, to shorten the administrative timeline toward a mutually beneficial agreement, and to monitor compliance with required state and federal codes.

We welcome inquiries from all companies interested in becoming a supplier to the university. Please see the following links for more information, as well as current systemwide and campus bid opportunities.

Becoming a UCOP supplier

How to pre-register as an authorized vendor for the University of California.

Systemwide RFPs

Strategic sourcing RFPs and RFIs for systemwide projects.

Small business development

It is the policy of the University of California to ensure that all business enterprises have equal access to business contracting opportunities at the university.

UCOP designated construction agreements

The University of California has contracts for materials, equipment and/or services with certain suppliers.

Leasing vendors

Master lessor list

Lessors on the Approved Lessor list have accepted the terms of the UC standard lease documents without modification.