July 25, 2013

ALL STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO (excluding UC San Diego Health System)

SUBJECT:    Small Business Diversity Expo 2013

The Small Business Development Office will be hosting its annual Diversity Expo in the Price Center Ballrooms on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. This year's theme is "Know Your Neighbor" and the event will showcase small and disadvantaged business exhibitors with environmentally friendly products and services, 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 26th!

Register now for a chance to win a Canon digital camera 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: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Location: UC San Diego University Centers Ballrooms
Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sponsor: UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego Marketplace
· Printing and publication
· Promotional and marketing products
· Industrial and custodial supplies
· and more...

If you know of other small businesses that can provide products and services to UC San Diego, please direct them to for more information. They must be 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 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 7th!

Ted Johnson
Associate Controller,
Integrated Supply Chain / Chief Procurement Officer