Disabled Veteran and Small Business


Current goal for all contracts (3) percent Disabled Veteran Business (DVBE) participation. For a complete set of the DVBE requirements see the section Disabled Veteran Business (DVBE) Enterprise under Forms at: http://www.calstate.edu/CSP/


Venders who qualify for a small business preference and provide proof of certification by the OSMB may receive an award in preference to a large business provided that:

  • The purchase order is based on competitive bids.
  • The bid of the small business does not exceed that of a large business by more than the percentage currently allowed by State law.
  • Claim for such preference must be made in writing by the supplier at the time the bid is submitted and the supplier must be certified by the Office of Small and Minority Business (OSMB).

Questions regarding small and minority business certification should be addressed to:

The Office of Small Business Certification and Resources
1531 "I" Street, 2nd Floor, C-17
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 323-5478

Website: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/osbcr