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.
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 Consolidated Annual Reports see File a Consolidated Annual Report for State Contracting.
Department of General Services
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4940