Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

The Department of Business Oversight hopes you find the following information helpful. Small businesses make great partner.  We look forward to doing business with you.

How to contact the Small Business Advocate/Liaison and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Advocate

California Department of Business Oversight
Small Business Advocate/Liaison and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Advocate

1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814-4052
Phone (916) 323-1624
Fax (916) 323-0525
advocate@dbo.ca.gov


Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate

The Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate is responsible for promoting small business and disabled veteran business enterprise contracting within the Department and to assist them in the contract and procurement process.

Small Business Liaison

The Small Business Liaison is responsible for receiving and responding to complaints received by the Department from small businesses; providing technical advice and assisting small businesses in resolving problems and questions; and reporting small business concerns and recommendations to the Commissioner.

For more information visit the Advocate/Liaison roles.

Rulemaking and Regulations

The Regulations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating regulations as they relate to and impact small businesses. The Regulations Coordinator can be reached by calling (916) 322-3553 or e-mailing regulations@dbo.ca.gov.

The California Department of Business Oversight purchases the following:

  • Goods (Commodities) Purchased
    • Audio-Visual Equipment*
    • Badges*
    • Computer Equipment**
    • Computer Supplies**
    • Digital Camera Supplies*
    • First Aid Kits
    • Office Furniture**
    • Office Supplies**
    • Office Machines**
    • Paper
    • Printer Cartridges
    • Publications
    • Reproduction Equipment Supplies
    • Safety Supplies
    • Signs
    • Telecommunication Products
    • Toner Cartridges
  • Services Utilized
    • Business Management Consultant
    • Construction*
    • Courier
    • Court Reporting
    • Data/Voice Cabling
    • Document Copying
    • Electrical
    • Information Technology Consultant
    • Legal Support
    • Machine Maintenance and Repair**
    • Media Relations
    • Miscellaneous
    • Moving
    • Office Furniture Reconfiguration
    • Printing
    • Telecommunication

* as needed
**certain items

 

Our partners in the delivery of Small Business/DVBE Programs within California State Government

California Department of General Services

 

If you are a small business or disabled veteran-owned business and would like to become certified with the State of California and do business with us, visit the Department of General Services (DGS) online certification process.  For certification assistance, contact the DGS Office of Small Business and DVBE Services at (916) 375-4940.

California Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoBiz)

 

Our partners in the delivery of Small Business/DVBE Programs within Federal Government U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration