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Tools for Small Business Searches

UC has partnered with for supplier diversity data enrichment and access to their Explorer Professional platform.

Explorer Small Business Locator - Available to Campus is a minority-owned business (MBE), small business (SB), and disadvantaged business concern (SDB), provides and maintains the Explorer Professional tool, a supplier diversity database for the entire University of California system. The Explorer tool provides an easy-to-use search engine.

Access Explorer login.

To request access to Explorer professional, send an email to  

Federal Airfare Travel

If travel is funded from a Federal contract agreement over $750,000, you are to use a small business agency to purchase airfare travel to meet federal requirements.

Kahala is our local supplier of choice for Federal travel airfare.  Please note Kahala is not affiliated with Concur Travel, not available through the booking tool, and currently does not have access to the UC negotiated rates and benefits associated with Concur bookings. Airfare Travelers must register for Business Travel Accident Insurance.  Airfare travel can by contacting the agent at the following:

California’s Cal eProcure

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Cal eProcure is the new online portal search designed to identify certified small and disabled veteran business enterprise businesses that sell products and services to the state of California. Cal eProcure is user-friendly and responsively designed for desktop and mobile devices.  To learn how to search for businesses and learn if they are registered, visit Cal eProcure.

System for Award Management 

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The federal government uses this database to house data about all of the businesses with which it wishes to do business or currently does business.  To learn how to search for businesses and learn if they are registered, visit the System for Award Management.

If you have questions, contact the UCSD Small Business Development Office, (858) 534-7236.