Becoming a UVA Supplier
If you are interested in doing business with UVA, there are a couple of steps you need to take to register.
1. Register with eVA
eVA is Virginia's eProcurement system at https://eva.virginia.gov/.
Since its inception in 2001, eVA has transformed the way the Commonwealth buys goods and services from a decentralized, paper-based process to a centralized, electronic platform. eVA is used by more than 245 state agencies and institutes of higher education and 900+ local governments and public bodies to announce bidding opportunities, receive quotes, order placement & approvals, contract management, and more. Providing industry-leading procurement solutions for all public bodies, the marketplace includes nearly 100,000 businesses competing to provide the Commonwealth with quality goods and services, resulting in more than $25 million in savings annually.
Along with savings, eVA delivers open access to what Virginia is buying. Businesses, citizens, and government entities rely on free, public access to gain insight into expenditures, rules, regulations, processes, and standards behind procurements.
2. Upon receipt of your first UVA contract/purchase order (PO), you will be invited to register with the UVA Marketplace.
The UVA Marketplace Registration Portal is a new supplier management module of the UVA Marketplace that enables Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services (PSDS) to better manage the University's registration processes.
Through the UVA Marketplace Registration Portal, suppliers (vendors providing goods and services) can provide all of the pertinent information needed in order for purchase orders (POs) to be placed by the University, for invoices to be paid, and to update information through a secure portal. Suppliers must be invited by UVA to register. Once you receive an email invitation to register, please follow the instructions provided in the email.
In order to be classified (and recognized by Virginia agencies) as a small, woman-owned, or minority-owned (SWaM) business, vendors must be certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD). Vendors may request SWaM certification at https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/certification-division/. Qualified vendors who obtain certification will improve their exposure to the purchasing community at UVA and across VASCUPP.
Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services (PSDS) notifies eVA and the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) of all new Requests for Proposal to help ensure that SWaM firms are aware of opportunities for doing business with the University.
The University's Guidelines for Competition list the policies University staff must follow when making a purchase.
Supplier Diversity works with the University's majority-owned prime contractors to encourage subcontracting opportunities, joint ventures, and partnerships for SWaM firms.
UVA's Supplier Diversity team maintains relationships with small and diverse business advocacy organizations, including the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Charlottesville Chamber Business Diversity Council, the Small Business Development Center, the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program, and the Central Virginia SCORE. These groups offer wonderful support, networking, and business opportunities for their membership.