OVERVIEW

The Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD), Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS) is the state's certifying agency that oversees the Small Business (SB), Small Business for the Purpose of Public Works (SB-PW), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification programs. The OSDS also oversees the Nonprofit Recognition (NP) and Nonprofit Veteran Service Agency (NVSA) certification programs. The purpose of the certification program is to promote and increase SB, SB-PW, DVBE, NVSA and NP participation in state contracting. 

SERVICES

OSDS online applications and procurement opportunities are located on the Cal eProcure website. 

Apply for, Recertify or Renew Certification or Recognition

Search for currently certified firms

OSDS responds to complaints filed on the SB/DVBE programs and/or a state of California certified firm. OSDS also periodically performs certification compliance reviews on certified firms to ensure they continue to meet the certification eligibility requirements. 

The Department of General Services, Procurement Division, Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) prepares a Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) of state departments award statistics each year regarding the SB and DVBE participation goals.

For previous Consolidated Annual Reports, go to Legislative Affairs

CONTACT

Office of Small Business and DVBE Services

Department of General Services
Procurement Division

707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

 

Phone: (916) 375-4940
Email: OSDSHelp@dgs.ca.gov