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SB/DVBE Advocate Information
CDPH welcomes Small Business (SB)/Micro Business (MB)/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (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.