For Vendors & Contractors

At California State University, East Bay, we prioritize transparency, fairness, and competitiveness in our purchasing procedures. We recognize the importance of the procurement process in acquiring goods and services that support our academic and administrative functions, and we are committed to assisting prospective bidders and suppliers in participating in our purchasing activities. To ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ethical conduct, we have established a comprehensive system of purchasing procedures that adheres to California state law, federal regulations, and the policies of the California State University system.

We believe that transparency and open communication are key to establishing strong relationships with our suppliers and obtaining the best value for our procurement investments. Therefore, we provide prospective bidders and suppliers with clear and concise information on our bid solicitation process, selection criteria, and award decision process. Our aim is to build productive and collaborative relationships with our suppliers while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and fairness in our purchasing activities. We invite all potential bidders and suppliers to learn more about our purchasing procedures and explore the opportunities to do business with California State University, East Bay.

A Note on Insurance Requirements

Prior to vendors performing service(s) on campus, the Procurement and Contracts Department must have current insurance documentation on file. To obtain information on current insurance requirements, check East Bay's Risk Management Office website. For insurance information pertaining to a current East Bay service/agreement, contact Procurement & Contract Services Insurance Coordinator at (510)-885-2775.

Small Business DVBE Program

The State of California grants a five percent bidding preference to certified small businesses to further their participation in state contracting. Small Businesses must be Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services certified to claim program eligibility.

Get certified online. Questions? Call California State DGS Small Business and DVBE Services at (916) 375-4640

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) refers to a business concern that is certified by the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services as meeting all of the following:

  1. The business is at least, 51 percent owned by one or more disabled veterans or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more disabled veterans; a subsidiary which is wholly owned by a parent corporation but only if at least 51 percent of the voting stock of the parent corporation is owned by one or more disabled veterans; or a joint venture in which at least 51 percent of the joint venture management and control and earnings are held by one or more disabled veterans. at least 51 percent of the joint ventures management and control and earnings are held by one or more disabled veterans. The business must be domiciled in the state of California.
  2. One or more disabled veterans manage and control the daily business operations. The disabled veterans who exercise management and control are not required to be the same disabled veterans as the owners of the business concern.
  3. A sole proprietorship, corporation, or partnership with its home office located in the United States, which is not a branch or subsidiary of a foreign corporation, foreign firm or other foreign-based business.