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Doing Business with CSUSM

CSUSM welcomes all suppliers interested in doing business with us.

Whether you are already a vendor partner or are exploring working with us for the first time, to participate in formal bidding activities, you must register in CalUsource – the shared eSourcing platform used by California public higher education systems.

Registering in CalUsource offers you the opportunity to participate in sourcing events and bidding opportunities that, depending on the scope of the RFx, may involve all California public universities, a single California public university system, multiple UC, CSU or CCC campuses, or one specific campus. CalUsource will help make your experience in bidding and contracting with us more user-friendly, collaborative, and streamlined.

To register in CalUsource:  Supplier Registration page.

To search sourcing events and bidding opportunities:  Public Bid Site  (NOTE: you do not need to be registered to view events, but you must be registered to participate in events).

For support in using the CalUsource platform and the Public Bid Site: Supplier Resources.

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Public Works

For all Public Works RFX opportunities, they are posted on the following:


Insurance Requirements:

Our insurance requirements are based upon the types of service and goods being purchased.  Specifics can be found below:

We reserve the right to require additional coverage.