July 21, 2014

ALL STAFF AT UCSD (excluding UC San Diego Health System)

SUBJECT:    Small Business Diversity Expo 2014

The Small Business Development Office will be hosting its annual Diversity Expo in the Price Center Ballrooms on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. This year's theme is "Mission is Possible" and the event will showcase small and disadvantaged business exhibitors with environmentally friendly products and services. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. In addition to being introduced to a variety of small and disadvantaged suppliers, you will receive the latest information on Procurement and Contracts' small business agreement and how to purchase goods and services for your departmental needs. We highly recommend that any campus employee with buying responsibilities attend this event.

Don't delay...Early Bird Registration Ends July 25th!

Register now for a chance to win an early door prize and two additional door prize tickets. Opportunity drawings will be held throughout the event. Visit the following link for more information and to register:

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Location: UCSD, University Center, Price Center Ballrooms
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Sponsored by: UCSD Procurement & Contracts, Small Business Development Office

Examples of products and services offered by this year's participating vendors are:

-computer supplies and peripherals
-office supplies offered through UCSD Marketplace
-printing and publication
-promotional and marketing products
-industrial and custodial supplies
-and more...

If you are involved in buying goods and services as a part of your job responsibilities, I encourage you to mark your calendar for this event today!

If you know of small businesses that can provide products and services to UC San Diego, please direct them to They must be small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, a HUBZone small businesses, a veteran-owned small businesses, or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the Small Business Development office at or 858-534-SBDO (7236). We look forward to seeing you on August 12th!

Ted Johnson
Associate Controller/Chief Procurement Officer
Business and Financial Services/Integrated Supply Chain