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Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Advocate

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) Advocate assists SBs and DVBEs in doing business with the SCO. The Advocate serves as a single point of contact for members of the SB and DVBE community. The SCO uses the SB/DVBE Option whenever possible to contract directly with SBs and DVBEs. Please contact the Advocate if you believe your company can provide goods or services to the SCO, have questions regarding contracting with the SCO, or questions regarding the SB/DVBE program.

For more information regarding the SB/DVBE Option, please see the following link:

To become certified as a CA SB or DVBE, please see the following link:

To view the SCO and other State agencies’ advertised contract solicitations, please become a registered user of eProcurement. For more information on eProcurement and instructions for the registration process, please see the following link:

If your company is interested in becoming a prime or subcontractor for any of the SCO’s contract opportunities, please contact the SB/DVBE Advocate.

For general information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding invoice payment and the California Prompt Payment Act, please see the following links:

If you have questions that cannot be answered by the information provided at the above links, please contact the Advocate.

Emily Poffenberger, SSMI, Contracts and Procurement
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1525
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-3011 Office
(916) 322-8900 FAX
SB/DVBE Advocate Email.

The SCO currently contracts for the following goods and services:

Non-IT: IT:
Books and Publications
Copier Maintenance and Repair
Courier Services
Court Reporter Services
Financial and Legal Consulting Services
HVAC Maintenance
Interpreter Services (spoken)
Janitorial Supplies
Legislation Tracking Services
Legislative Reference Books
Mailing Machines
Media Monitoring Services
Microfilm Processing Services
Mobile and Confidential Shredding Services
Office Moving Services
Office Supplies
Printing Services
Security System Monitoring and Repair Services
Storage Services
Telecommunications Equipment
Time Clock Maintenance and Repair
Toner (new and remanufactured)
Training Services
Translation Services (written)
Weed Abatement Services
Consulting Services
Mobile Devices and Accessories (i.e. smartphones, air cards, cases, chargers)
Software (licenses and maintenance)