- About Us
- Buy Goods & Services
- Do Business with UCSF
- Hire an Independent Consultant
- Submitting a Formal Bid
- Current Campus Bids
- Current Medical Center Bids
- Vendor FAQs
- New Vendor Forms
- Appendix A - Terms and Conditions of Purchase
- How To Do Business with UCSF
- Small Business Program
How To Do Business with UCSF
The following is a general overview of how to do business with UCSF and the campus community.
- Supplier completes & submits a UCSF Substitute W-9 and Supplier Information Form
- Supplier business data is entered into UCSF campus supplier database within four weeks of receipt of completed form.
- After referrals are made, the inquiring UCSF buyer or other campus purchaser manages the process and is responsible for contacting selected suppliers for further information (i.e. Bid notification, RFP solicitation, Insurance issues, etc.).
- Supplier completes a new UCSF Substitute W-9 and Supplier Information Form every three years or sooner if significant changes in business data occur (i.e. contact information, business structure, products/services, certification, references, etc.).
- UCSF Campus Procurement & Contracting does not release UCSF buyers or other campus purchaser names and contact information to suppliers. However, the Small Business Program Unit works proactively to provide maximum practical opportunity to small businesses and their relevant subsets*.
- Although having your business data in our supplier database does not guarantee that you will be contacted for business opportunities, it is a necessary step in our process and will increase the likelihood of being considered for business opportunities.
* Small Business Entity (SBE) subsets are: Women-owned Business Entity (WBE), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Veteran-owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and HubZone Small Businesses.
For information regarding how to submit a fomal bid to UCSF, please visit our Submiting a Formal Bid webpage.