Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program

Small Business/Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) welcomes SB and DVBE contractors and suppliers as business partners. The SB and DVBE Advocate assists SBs and DVBEs in participating in Departmental contracting and procurement activities. If you are interested in doing business with CDFA please contact:

Crystal Costa, SB/DVBE Advocate
Phone (916) 247.8542
Fax (916) 654-0395

CDFA operates at more than 100 locations throughout the state. The following is a list of services and commodities frequently needed by the Department:

  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Drinking Water
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Consulting
  • Courier Services
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Hazardous Waste Pickup and Disposal
  • Janitorial
  • Laboratory Equipment/Supplies
  • Landscaping
  • Linen/Laundering
  • Moving
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Supplies/Equipment
  • Pesticide Application
  • Printing
  • Public Works
  • Publishing
  • Safety Equipment/Supplies
  • Shipping/Packing Supplies
  • Shredding
  • Software Maintenance
  • Telecom Equipment/Supplies
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Training
  • Treatment/Trapping Equipment and Supplies
  • Uniform Services
  • Vehicle Tires

We hope you find the links, resources and web tools on the website useful and informative.

CDFA Acquisitions Office

Phone: (916) 654-0808


The State of California established the SB and DVBE Certification Programs to increase business opportunities for the SB and DVBE community. The programs help SBs and DVBEs participate on a more level playing field when competing for state contracts. To learn about the program, visit:

Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (OSDS)

For information on how to do business with the State of California, CDFA encourages you to visit the Department of General Services, Procurement Division website:

This website will provide valuable information and links related to:

  • Getting Certified
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Registering your Business
  • Bidding Opportunities
  • SB/DVBE Legislation
California Business Portal