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Supplier Diversity Initiative

Our Mission

State Fund protects businesses of all sizes and in all sectors by providing a fairly-priced choice for workers’ compensation insurance. This inclusive approach extends throughout our business structure, including the way we procure products and services.

Our Supplier Diversity Initiative ensures equal opportunities for businesses, including those owned by minorities, women, and disabled veterans, related to State Fund’s sourcing and contracting of products and services. Partnering with these businesses whenever possible helps State Fund achieve its vision to be the industry leader and best value, while supporting California’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Policy Statement

State Fund’s policy is to encourage and afford opportunities to diverse suppliers, while ensuring we receive the highest quality products and services. Our Supplier Diversity Initiative is established on the principles of fair and equitable business practices and social responsibility to the community we serve. We seek opportunities to form mutually profitable relationships with diverse suppliers through teamwork and commitment to make our Supplier Diversity Initiative successful.

State Fund seeks to provide business opportunities for the following enterprises either as Tier 1 (direct) or as Tier 2 (indirect) supplier:

Our primary objectives are:


To participate in State Fund’s Supplier Diversity Initiative, a business must meet one of the following certification criteria:

Other recognized certification agencies for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises: Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetBiz Registry (CVE)

Registration Process

In addition to meeting one of the three above certification criteria, suppliers with products and services suitable for State Fund who wish to be considered for current and future projects, must register online in State Fund’s supplier database. Registering with State Fund as a potential supplier does not guarantee that we will contact you regarding business opportunities; it is required in order for your business to be considered for a contract with us.

To register in our supplier database, you must meet certain requirements, which can vary by product and service type and are subject to change without notice. Before you begin registering online, please have available the documentation for the following minimum requirements:

  1. Proof evidencing that your business is certified as a MBE, WBE, and/or DVBE.
  2. Insurance:
  3. Proof that your company has the capacity and has performed similar work or evidence of equivalent experience over the last two (2) years.
  4. Ability to provide three (3) references from past and current customers wherein services were provided similar to those proposed to State Fund. Reference shall include the name of the company, the nature of the services performed, and the name, current telephone, and email address of a contact person.
  5. A U.S. Federal Taxpayer ID number or country equivalent taxpayer identification (W9 and Form 590).
  6. Ability to collect and pay appropriate sales tax and other taxes to proper agencies.
  7. A license to do business in the State of California.

Additional Requirement

State Fund has locations throughout California; suppliers who do business with us are expected to service all areas when necessary.

For information about our general procurement process please go to our Procurement Web page. To register online as a new supplier for State Fund, please click here.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in State Fund’s Supplier Diversity Initiative. If you have questions regarding this initiative, please email them to

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