Mini Tune-Ups

Searching for Small Businesses for Federal Subcontracting Plans

SAASB Procurement

**UPDATED**

On February 19, 2020, Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Program Manager and campus Small Business Officer explained the transition from Gateway Supplier Class Flags to UC's contracted Supplier Diversity database, Supplier.io Explorer, as your trusted source to validate and search for small and diverse vendors. Whether you're a Contracts and Grants Liaison, department purchaser for a federal contract, or are looking to support the UC's Economically and Socially Responsible spend goal, this tool will assist you! Heather discussed the background for this change, explained how to request access, and demonstrated use of the database.

Topics included:

  • Changes in Gateway vendor flagging
  • Need for the transition
  • Gaining access to database
  • How to use the database
  • Resources available

[Click to view the presentation deck]

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