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Small Business (SB)/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Advocate Information


Your Business Matters to Us!

 CDPH welcomes SB/MB/DVBE Suppliers and Contractors as Business Partners. We are committed to providing contracting and procurement opportunities with Certified SB/MB/DVBE/NVSAs.


CDPH has a dedicated advocate as required by Government Code, Section 11148.5(a), to provide you with the following and much more:

  • Seek out, educate, encourage, and assist SB/DVBEs with opportunities for economic growth, by participating in CDPH contracting and procurement activities.
  • Ensure CDPH procurement and contracting processes are administered in order to meet or EXCEED the 25% SB and 3% DVBE participation goals as per: Executive Order D-43-01 and Executive Order S-02-06.
  • Receive, respond and resolve complaints or issues from SB/MB/DVBEs regarding compliance with CDPH regulations and policies.
  • Assist and answer questions from CDPH programs regarding our SB/MB/DVBE policies, procedures, waivers. and E-procurement searches.
  • Provide resources and information on how to get certified as a small business in California.
  • Develop and conduct SB/DVBE program department trainings and workshops for procurement and contract staff.
  • Help resolve state contract issues, ensure prompt payment and disseminate information on pending solicitations.


Contact our Advocate at:
Theresa Snider, SB/MB/DVBE Advocate 
916-650-0134  Phone
916-322-4147  Fax



Last modified on: 11/3/2014 12:18 PM