Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

The Department of Business Oversight is always seeking Certified Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Businesses to provide us with goods and services. 

Executive Orders D-37-01 and D-43-01 require all State departments to aggressively pursue the attainment of Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) procurement/contracting participation goals. Executive Order D-37-01 requires departments to reach and maintain a minimum participation goal of 25 percent for SB, and Executive Order D-43-01 requires a minimum participation goal of 3 percent for DVBE. CalRecycle fully supports the Small Business and DVBE participation programs and is committed to assisting California certified small businesses or DVBEs in the expansion, growth, and development of the small business and DVBE business community.

More than 2 million small businesses in the State of California employ more than 50 percent of the current workforce and generate over 90 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. We believe that small businesses makes great partners and 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 
Contact our 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

  • Selling to the State – Learn how your business can sell to the State. Find out what the State buys and discover the most effective way to sell to the State.
  • State Contracts – Connect to the California State Contracts Register.
  • Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services Program – Find out about the Program. Read articles and browse legislation of interest to small business owners.
  • Small Business Certification – Learn how to certify your small business.
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification – Learn how to certify your disabled veteran business enterprise.
  • Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Advocates – Connect to Advocates in other state departments.

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.