July 19, 2017

ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (Including UC San Diego Health System)

SUBJECT:    Regional Supplier Diversity Expo 2017

The UC San Diego Small Business Development Office is pleased to announce our first Regional Supplier Diversity Expo, to be held on September 7, 2017 in the Price Center West Ballroom. This year's theme is "Small Business is Right" and the day-long Expo has grown to include regional participants, Salk Institute, and The Scripps Research Institute and features local, small and diverse business owners and is one of many ways we cultivate partnership opportunities to connect local suppliers with the regional community.

We invite you to participate in this opportunity to network with departments and suppliers while enjoying lunch, games and raffle prizes. Your participation enhances ownership of campus events that unite our region in offering departmental goods and services from diverse suppliers. We highly recommend that any campus employee with buying responsibilities attend this event.

Don't delay...Early Bird Registration for Raffle Prize entry ends September 1st. Attendee Registration can be completed at

Products and services offered by this year's participating vendors are:

Life Sciences
Professional Services
Products & Services
MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations)
Information Technology
and many more.

If you know of other small businesses that can provide products and services to UC San Diego, please direct them to Businesses interested in contracting opportunities must be currently certified small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

If you have more questions regarding this event, please contact the Small Business Development office at We look forward to seeing you September 7th.

Ted Johnson
Associate Controller,
Chief Procurement Officer
Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions
University of California, San Diego