Doing Business with CDCR

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is committed to providing opportunities for local communities to do business with this organization. There are a variety of State programs available.  We encourage you to review the information and resources available to learn more about the CDCR Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program.

Statewide SB/DVBE Advocate

Nina Martinez
Office of Business Services
Administrative Services Unit
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283
Phone: (916) 255-3029 / Fax: (916) 255-0677

Small Business/DVBE Advocate Program Information:

The Role of the Small Business/DVBE Advocate

The CDCR Small Business/DVBE Advocate represents the department statewide to the Small Business/DVBE and non-profit community.  The CDCR statewide coordinator supports the business community with program compliance and information, such as, prompt payment assistance, certification assistance, bidding opportunities, and California certification or non-profit recognition.

The statewide Small Business/DVBE Advocate provides contact information to the business community to better assist suppliers seeking business opportunities with the department.  As needed, the Small Business/DVBE advocate serves as liaison for CDCR and the Department of General Services on Small Business/DVBE program issues.  The CDCR is structured with Small Business/DVBE Advocate liaisons to represent each of the 33 CDCR facilities, institutions, and programs to provide additional business services and support throughout California.

Small Business Accounts Receivable/Payable Assistance

Certified SB suppliers or non-profits seeking assistance with past due payments may email a request for assistance, to Sacramento Accounting Small Business Center for Excellence, to receive payment on past due invoices.

Phone (916)255-5443

Additional Resources

The following are links to the California Department of General Services’ website, which provides information for small businesses and DVBEs: