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Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate Information

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
      Authority Should you have any questions regarding the Small Business & DVBE Advocate information, please contact Advocate@dgs.ca.gov

Advocate Workshops
  • January 28th - Advocate's Workshop (for State Agencies Only) l Invitation (PDF) l Agenda (PDF)
    November 4th - Advocate's Workshop (for State Agencies Only) l Agenda (PDF)l Workshop Minutes(PDF)
  • September 17th - Advocate's Meeting (for State Agencies Only) l Agenda (PDF)
Small Business and DVBE Advocates Directory

The SB/DVBE Advocates Directory (MS Excel) is updated on a weekly basis.

For Advocate Use Only: Advocate Tool Kit
For Advocate Use Only: Advocate Update Form

Please update your Advocate contact information if you are no longer you department's advocate; need to update your information; or are replacing a current advocate using the form below:

  • Small  Business/DVBE Advocates Directory Update Form
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