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Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

CalVet is committed to awarding a minimum of 25 percent of its procurement dollars to California certified Small Business (SB) and a minimum of 5 percent to certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) firms.

CalVet has exceeded these goals for the past 11 years! The chart below shows SB/DVBE participation data from state fiscal years 2016-2019:

SB/DVBE participation data
​Fiscal Year​Total Contract $​SB/MB $​SB/MB %​DVBE $​DVBE %
​2018-19​$51,429,480​$22,759,317​44.25%​$5,553,277​10.80%
​2017-18​$84,633,907​$40,523,095​47.88%​$6,960,196​8.22%
​2016-17​$54,718,089​$20,756,183​37.93%​$6,469,316​11.82%

Using the SB/DVBE Option procurement method for IT and Non-IT goods and services contracts between $5,000-$250,000 (public works contracts between $5,000-$314,000), CalVet can solicit SBs and DVBEs directly and award to the lowest responsible, responsive firm by obtaining quotes from two certified SB or two certified DVBE firms. Become certified today!

To learn how to become a certified SB or DVBE - it's FREE and you can apply online, visit the Department of General Services website.

Doing Business with CalVet

View current solicitations at the CA State Contracts Register. Enter 8955 in the Department field and click search for a list of current CalVet contracts.

Look-Ahead Report

Visit Non-IT Contracts for a list of CalVet contracts that are anticipated to be released during the next 12 months. This report is updated quarterly and contains the following information:

  • Location
  • Type of service
  • Estimated $ amount
  • Estimated contract term
  • Estimated solicitation date

SB/DVBE Outreach Events

CalVet plans to participate in the following events. Stop by to say hello and share information about the services or goods your firm provides. We look forward to meeting you! (Many of these events require pre-registration. Click on the event name to register.)

SB/DVBE Outreach Events
​Date​Time​Description ​Location
04/01/20200900-16009th Annual Veteran & Small Business Summit​Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St, Moreno Valley CA 92553

 

TIPSHEET

CalVet's Office of Procurement and Contracts quarterly newsletter with articles of interest to SB/DVBE firms. Take a look at our Summer/Fall 2019 issue to learn about CalVet's DVBE First Policy and more!

Contacts for Non-IT Goods/Supplies

CalVet operates eight veterans homes throughout California. Each home purchases Non-IT supplies as needed. See below for their contact information.

Contact information
​Home Location​Contact
​BarstowClaudia.labastida@calvet.ca.gov
​Chula VistaDebbie.rodriguez@calvet.ca.gov
​FresnoTarandeep.dhindsa@calvet.ca.gov
​LancasterGary.shain@calvet.ca.gov
​ReddingRon.thoreson@calvet.ca.gov
​VenturaJason.martinez@calvet.ca.gov
​West LAJoseph.deas@calvet.ca.gov
​YountvilleValerie.kakigi@calvet.ca.gov

For a list of commonly purchased goods, visit the Non-IT Procurement website.

Contact for IT Goods and Services

CalVet's Information Services Division (ISD) purchases IT goods and services. For more information, contact Tracy.barbosa@calvet.ca.gov

SB/DVBE Advocate

Have a prompt payment issue with a CalVet contract or procurement? The SB/DVBE Advocate can help.

Want to market your service? The SB/DVBE Advocate can help by forwarding your capabilities statement to buyers in our Homes and Headquarters. Email your capabilities statement (CS) to CalVet's SB/DVBE Advocate and be sure your SB and/or DVBE certification number is included in your CS!

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