Working with the University of California

The University of California (UC) welcomes suppliers interested in doing business with us and strives to provide fair, open and efficient opportunities for all companies.

UC Procurement is the centralized procurement/supply chain hub for the University of California system. (Purchasing for the Office of the President is done through the UCOP Business Resource Center.)

To participate in UC sourcing events, suppliers must register with CalUsource – our sourcing-to-contract e-procurement platform. In CalUsource, suppliers have the opportunity to participate in systemwide, multi-campus or campus-specific bidding activities.

To view sourcing events and bid opportunities: Public Bid Site

UC Procurement resources and programs for suppliers:

Become a UC Supplier

Click the title above to register as an authorized supplier in CalUsource, our sourcing-to-contract e-procurement platform.

Supplier Resources Link | Policies and Practices Link

UC Small Business First Program

Supplier information on contracting and procurement opportunities for certified Small Businesses (SBs) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs).

Sustainable Procurement

Information on UC sustainable procurement practices, policies and projects. UC Sustainable Procurement focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts.

Supplier Diversity

Information and activities to ensure equal access to business contracting opportunities at the University.

Construction Supplier Resources

Systemwide supplier contract information for construction materials, equipment and/or services.

Supplier Resources - Fair Wage/Fair Work

Click title above for full range of Fair Wage/Fair Work Supplier Resources: general info, verification forms, guides, and audit firms.

Annual Verification Form PDF | Annual Verification - Standards & Procedures PDF

Supplier Reporting

The University of California requires quarterly reporting of sales, incentive and sustainability data from all its strategic suppliers. Data is used for systemwide reporting.

When to Apply Prevailing Wage

Resources for Suppliers on the application of prevailing wage

Leasing vendors

Master lessor list

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