University of California, San Diego
August 5, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)
The purpose of this notice is to reaffirm UCSD's commitment to equal
opportunity in business contracting. UCSD's policy governing
nondiscrimination in business contracting requires that we ensure all
purchases by the University are made in a fair and impartial manner. A
statement of this policy is available on Blink at
In addition to the importance of understanding our commitment to equal opportunity in business contracting, all faculty and staff are reminded that whenever they are dealing with suppliers, that ethical conduct is paramount. Please review the Blink guidelines reaffirming Purchasing Conduct and Ethics at http://blink.ucsd.edu/buying/conductandethics
The UCSD Small Business Office is available to answer questions regarding your role in ensuring equal opportunity in business contracting and provides vendor source listings to assist in the process of identifying and selecting qualified suppliers. We encourage all faculty and staff who purchase goods and services to embrace this program by working together with Purchasing and the Small Business Office to identify qualified small businesses, and aim to achieve successful business relationships. Only through this spirit of teamwork, cooperation and communication will we achieve UCSD's commitment to equal opportunity in business contracting. Feel free to contact UCSD's Small Business Coordinator Anthony Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or x46635.
Please join me in supporting our commitment to equal opportunity in business contracting at UCSD.