Small Business Program
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, Caltech maintains a Small Business Program that is designed to reach out to the small business community and to give qualified suppliers a fair and equal opportunity to compete for Institute business.
The program is administered by the Small Business Liaison Officer, under the supervision of the Director of Procurement Services.
The mission of the Small Business Program is to ensure that small business concerns have the maximum practical opportunity in supplying goods and services to meet the purchasing needs of the Institute.
Federal and State Compliance
The Small Business Program is responsible for aiding our academic departments in developing government subcontracting plans in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR's); 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.