Vendorization: What Is It?
Vendorization is an application process whereby a person, program or
facility requests approval by the State of California, Department of Developmental
Services to provide services under contract to clients of any regional
center and to receive a rate of reimbursement for the provision of such
services. To become a vendor and have a rate established, one must submit
to the regional center in which ones services are or will be located,
an application and varying support data. Assistance for completing the
process is available at each regional center. After being reviewed by
the local regional center an application and supportive documentation
are forwarded to the Support Services Branch of the Department of Developmental
Disabilities for approval/disapproval and rate setting. Once vendored,
a regional center may authorize purchase of your service for a developmentally
The State of California sets rates for services. Some fees are pre-established;
others are negotiable. After a rate is set, the client's counselor
must initiate a written authorization for funds between the regional center
and the vendor. If the vendor initiates service for a client before an
approved authorization is received the regional center cannot provide
payment for that service.
How are Clients referred?
To obtain further information about the vendorization process, please
go to California
Department of Developmental Services and click on Governing
Statutes and Regulations for the Title 17 Regulations for Vendorization.
Vendor Closure Schedule
Holiday Program Closure Schedule