Our Supplier Partners

Doing Business with the University of California

Supplier Resources

Become a UC supplier

Whether you are already a vendor partner or are exploring working with us for the first time, you must register in CalUsource – the eSourcing platform used by the University of California.
Reporting Requirements

Public Accountability

As stewards of public funds, UC must report where and how public funds are spent. UC suppliers are asked to demonstrate that work was done fairly and equitably, under the law.
Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement

Learn about UC sustainable procurement practices, policies and projects. UC Sustainable Procurement focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts.
Small & Diverse Businesses

Small & Diverse Businesses

The University of California is committed to doing business in an equitable and sustainable manner by working with small, local, and diverse businesses.

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 entire University of California system. We develop and implement systemwide supply chain strategies and policies that leverage UC's vast purchasing power to optimize University spend.

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


(Note: purchasing for the Office of the President is done by Local Procurement in the UCOP Business Resource Center.)

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