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The Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) strives to make doing business with the State easier.  Our contractor for the eProcurement system, BidSync, provides one location to advertise procurement opportunities and to get certified as a California Small or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise supplier. 

Renewals may be submitted 90 days before expiration date.

For more information, view the How to do Business with California State Government brochure (English Version) (Spanish Version), as well as the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Brochure.


Certification Requirements
Certification Instructions and Access

Firms that have registered with eProcurement, seeking recertification or updating certification profile:

  • Login to your registered eP profile.

First time certification applicants



There is no registration fee.  This procurement tool also provides the ability to receive email or fax bid notifications; download or respond to State of California bid solicitations and receive contract award notices.

NOTE:  BidSync also hosts fee-paid bids for other procurement organizations through BidLync.  If you inadvertiently register for BidLync and wish to discontinue receiving these advertisements, view the Opt Out Instructions.

If you have any questions or are experiencing technical issues regarding the virtual tools, please contact OSDS Help.

Certification Expedite Process

APPLICANTS:  Expedite requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis as determined by the bid due date and the date the expedite request is submitted. An expedite request only guarantees that the application will be assigned for review by the bid due date.  

 You must be actively bidding on an upcoming State of California solicitation or reciprocity partner solicitation in the line of business for which you are certified. NOTE: Equipment Rental requests to expedite an application are accepted only during an Executive Ordered declared State of Emergency at the request of the awarding State Department.

 The law allows certification applicants until 5 pm of the bid due date to properly submit a complete certification application and all required supporting documentation. However, a written expedite request and a complete application package should be submitted a minimum of 5-10 working days prior to the bid due date. Expedite requests will be considered as follows:

 1.    A complete application including all required supporting documents have been submitted. An incomplete submittal will delay the certification decision.

 2.    A written expedite request signed by the business owner, officer, or contact person indicated on the application or the electronic application’s supplier profile.

 3.    A copy of the State solicitation which indicates the bid due date. In the case of a State reciprocity partner, also submit the solicitation page which requires the State’s certification.

 4.    You may mail, fax, or hand-deliver your expedite package to:

Office of Small business and DVBE Services (OSDS)

                ATTN: BDD Unit

                707 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Room 1-400, MS 210

                West Sacramento, CA 95605

 916.375.4950 (fax)

 STATE DEPARTMENT AND RECIPROCITY PARTNERS ONLY:  You may submit certification expedite requests by faxing the State Department  - Reciprocity Partner Expedite Request to 916.375.4950.

Contact OSDS
Business Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Physical Location
707 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Room 400
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Driving Directions & Parking Information

Mailing Address
Office of Small Business and DVBE Services, Room 1-400, MS 210
P.O. Box 989052
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052

Phone Number
916.375.4940

Fax Number
916.375.4950

Email
OSDSHelp@dgs.ca.gov