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Small Business Program

Welcome to the Small Business Program homepage. The California Institute of Technology is committed to supporting small business concerns, including those of socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, in its purchasing programs. Accordingly, the Institute maintains a Small Business Program.

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.

The Institute's Administration, Procurement Services and the Institute community are committed to the support of the Small Business Program.

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 and in accordance with applicable federal laws.

Program Description
On the Road to Small Business Success

The California Institute of Technology Small Business Program carries out the Institute's commitment to providing maximum procurement opportunities for small business enterprises. It is the Institute's goal to reach out to such businesses in the community and to find responsive and responsible suppliers who can meet the procurement needs of the Institute.

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 socio-economic programs, and community outreach efforts.

Federal and State Compliance

The California Institute of Technology is a major recipient of research funding from both the federal and state governments. Therefore, the Institute is obligated to develop and maintain a Small Business Program to promote the use of small and disadvantaged businesses when procuring goods and services.

The Small Business Program assists the academic departments in developing small business goals for research and service proposals on federal and state levels. It is responsible for 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. 

Joey Janssen
Small Business Liason Officer
(626) 395-2674
joseph.janssen@caltech.edu    
Monique McMillan
Small Business Program Specialist
(626) 395-3097
monique.mcmillan@caltech.edu