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Tools for Small Business Searches

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

Explorer Small Business Locator

- Available to Campus

The Explorer Professional (Supplier.io) supplier search platform is upgraded to Single Sign-On (SSO) as of Friday, December 13, 2021.

Supplier.io 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.

To access the Explorer Professional platform and use your SSO/Campus ID credentials to complete your login. (Going forward, you will only use SSO credentials to login, your former login credentials will no longer work.)

  • Access Explorer login.

Watch this brief video to see how easy it is to login and use Explorer Professional. 

What should I expect upon login?

  • Most of you (2/3) will only experience a slight change in the login process. You will now go through the familiar SSO/Campus ID login process when accessing Explorer Professional. Any stored searches or data will remain accessible in your account after the upgrade.
  •  A smaller group (1/3) will likely have a new account automatically created with your SSO credentials when you login the first time. New account creation means that stored searches/data from your former account will no longer be accessible.
  •  For all users, the experience working within the Explorer Professional platform will be the same; however, some of you may need to reconstruct previously saved searches.

California’s Cal eProcure

| Search |

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 

| Search |

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.

Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.