Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program

Workers from Bullert Industrial Electric install 2-inch metal conduit piping to carry optical fiber on the front side of the Lake Oroville main spillway. ©DWR/2017

California law requires agencies to adopt policies and procurement practices that will enable the State’s certified Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) firms to gain at least 25 percent and 3 percent shares, respectively, of the State’s total procurement dollars.

We actively promote achieving these participation goals in our $350 million average annual expenditures for services, contracts, and commodity purchases. Specifically, we help members of California’s SB & DVBE business community successfully sell their goods and/or services by providing direct services or by referring them to other State resources. 

Direct Services

We offer assistance in the following areas:

  • Review SB & DVBE bid documents for compliance with program requirements in advance of submission deadlines
  • Distribute capability statements and related informational material to our procurement staff and other State agencies
  • Explain essential SB & DVBE program requirements at pre-bid conferences
  • Suggest improvements to keyword and UNSPSC (United Nations Standard Products and Services Code®) content in their certification profile in Cal eProcure

Contact us if you would like to request direct services.


2017 DVBE Spending


2017 SB/MB Spending

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To reach our SB/DVBE Program Manager directly please contact:

Rich Zmuda
Small Business/DVBE Program Manager
Phone: (916) 653-9813
Fax: (916) 654-6511     


SB/DVBE Option SpendingSmall Business and DVBE Option Spending by Fiscal Year