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County of Santa Clara To Host Business Diversity Fair

Event will offer information about upcoming contracting opportunities,  resources and how to do business with the County


The County of Santa Clara’s Procurement Department is hosting a Business Diversity Fair on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at the County Government Center. Various County departments and agencies will be on-site to meet with local businesses and provide valuable information regarding competitive business opportunities. County representatives will answer questions and provide guidance on competitive bidding and proposals processes. The Business Diversity Fair will also offer a unique matchmaking opportunity for businesses to request meeting times with select County departments of their preference. To register, visit:


Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.: Registration & Networking with Exhibitors

9:15 -10:30 a.m.: Welcome Remarks

County of Santa Clara Supervisors Mike Wasserman and Cindy Chavez

Workshop: "How to Do Business with the County"

10:30 a.m. - Noon: Networking with Exhibitors & Scheduled Business Matchmaking Sessions (Instructions regarding business matchmaking sessions are provided upon registration)


County of Santa Clara Government Center

Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium and Breezeway

70 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110


County of Santa Clara participating department and agencies include:

  • Procurement Department
  • Facilities and Fleet Department
  • Roads and Airports Department
  • Parks and Recreation Department
  • Social Services Agency
  • Behavioral Health Services Department
  • Public Health Department
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics – Contract Solutions Department
  • Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System – Resource Management
  • Office of Reentry Services
  • Probation Department
  • Technology Services and Solutions
  • Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) – Green Business Programs
  • Office of the Census

Additional Exhibitors

  • Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Rainbow Chamber Silicon Valley
  • Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley
  • City of San José
  • Norcal Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


On an annual basis, the County of Santa Clara awards $2 billion in contracts for goods and services to serve Santa Clara County residents. The County of Santa Clara issues competitive solicitations for a variety of commodities and services including: computer hardware and software, software maintenance and support, medical and surgical equipment and accessories, medical equipment maintenance, office furniture, furniture installation, moving services, building construction and repair services, advertising, environmental management, electrical services, janitorial services, landscaping, debris hauling and monitoring service, as well as a broad variety of conventional and unique services related to the following fields: technology, medicine, legal, government, and other health and human social, advocacy and community services.


Learn about the Business Diversity Fair and register at

For more information about the Fair, visit the above website or call (408) 299-5178.


Participants are encouraged to take public transportation. VTA light rail at Civic Center is a few steps away from the Business Diversity Fair. Free Valet Parking is also available in the surface parking lot at the corner of North San Pedro Street and West Hedding Street. Parking at other locations will not be validated or reimbursed. Public transit information:

*Business Diversity Fair Flyer​​

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About the County of Santa Clara, California

The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, the sixth largest county in California. With more than 70 agencies/departments and nearly 22,000 employees, the County of Santa Clara plans for the needs of a dynamic community, offers quality services, and promotes a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. The County provides essential services, such as public health and environmental protection; behavioral health and medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, including Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Hospital and Clinics), O’Connor Hospital and Saint Louise Regional Hospital; child and adult protection services; homelessness prevention and solutions; roads, parks and libraries; emergency response to disasters; protection of minority communities and those under threat; access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services, particularly for those members of our community in the greatest need.

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Media Contact: Laurel Anderson​/Quan Vu​, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119

Posted: November 12, 2019


Last updated: 11/19/2019 3:02 PM