State agencies with annual expenditures over $100,000 have available to small business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) suppliers, a liaison to help them resolve contracting issues with the state. The small business & DVBE advocate's duties must at minimum, include the following services:
- Make information regarding pending solicitations available to, and consider offers from, California small business suppliers capable of meeting the state's business need.
- Ensure that payments due on a contract with a small business are made promptly, as provided for in Government Code, Section 927 et seq. For more information, see the Prompt Payment Program.
Should you have any questions regarding the Small Business & DVBE Advocate information, please contact Advocate@dgs.ca.gov