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Small Business and DVBE Advocates

Small Business Advocates are available to assist small businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) suppliers who wish to contract with the California Department of Education, as provided in Government Code Section, 14845-14847.

California Department of Education's (CDE) Small Business/DVBE Advocates assist California’s small businesses and DVBEs on how to do business with CDE, help resolve contract issues, ensure prompt payment, and disseminate information on pending solicitations.

General Information and Statewide Advocates Directory

Department of General Services, Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate Information. External link opens in new window or tab.

CDE's Small Business/DVBE Advocates

Frank Ham, Non-Information Technology Goods/Services
Personnel Services Division
fham@cde.ca.gov
916-445-8440

Jessica Oates, Information Technology Goods/Services
Technology Services Division
joates@cde.ca.gov
916-323-4176

Questions:   Frank Ham, Non-Information Technology Goods/Services | fham@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8440
Jessica Oates, Information Technology Goods/Services | joates@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4176
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