Small Business

The California Institute of Technology is committed to supporting small business concerns, including those of socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, in its purchasing programs.

It is the intent of the Small Business Program to give small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, veteran-owned small, service-disabled veteran-owned small, and women-owned small business concerns, and historically black colleges and universities/minority institutions, a fair and equitable opportunity to compete for business, consistent with the efficient performance of the Institute's contractual obligations.

The program is administered by the Small Business Liaison Officer, under the supervision of the Director of Procurement Services.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Small Business Program is to ensure that small business concerns have the maximum practical opportunity to participate in supplying goods and services to meet the purchasing needs of the Institute. This is done in a manner consistent with the efficient performance of the contract/grant manager and in accordance with applicable federal laws.

Program Description


The Small Business Program provides supplier-sourcing services to the Institute's Purchasing Agents, Contract Administrators, and all academic departments. Other services offered by the Small Business Program include a Small Business Resource Directory; staff training workshops in socioeconomic programs, and community outreach efforts.

Federal and State Compliance


The Small Business Program is responsible for aiding our academic departments in developing government subcontracting plans in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs); reporting contract/grant compliance of small business goals; monitoring for compliance with goals and preparing "Good Faith Effort" proposals; and submitting quarterly and semi-annual reports on the status of small business goal compliance to appropriate Federal and State agencies.