The State of California purchases a wide variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor. Annual purchases total almost $10 billion. The Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city or local boards of education.
Become a Vendor
1. Get registered in the eProcurement database to do business with the
State of California. For assistance, use the Registration Instructions.
Find out more about the Small Business & Disabled Veterans Business
Enterprise Program and eProcurement.
2. Get certified through eProcurement and increase your opportunities with
Find out more about becoming certified and eProcurement.
3. Apply for a California Mulitple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contract.
All State of California bid opportunities are advertised on the California State Contracts Register (CSCR). Potential bidders can view and download bid opportunities directly from this site. Additionally, the state offers free the CSCR Subscription Outreach Service (SOS), which notifies subscribers by automatic email or fax of CSCR advertised opportunities.
The Procurement Division (PD) grants purchasing authority to state departments that request this authority and meet specific requirements. Departments must be granted purchasing authority in order to purchase goods and services valued over $100.
For more information, see Delegated Purchasing Authority.
Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPAs)
Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPAs) allow departments to buy directly from suppliers through existing contracts and agreements. LPAs are available to California's State, county, city, special district, education, and other government entities. For a list of available LPAs, use the links provided below:
Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Option
The Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE) Option is an outstanding procurement tool for agencies and departments to actively pursue and/or exceed the governor's 25% small business participation and 3% DVBE participation in the procurement process.
For more information, see the SB/DVBE Option.
The Procurement Division conducts one-time procurements on behalf of state departments for purchases that exceed their delegated purchasing authority.
Learn more about One-Time Purchases.
The Department of General Services, Procurement Division's, Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Services (OSDS) is the state's certifying agency that administers the Small Business and DVBE Certification Programs. Non-profit organizations and non-profit Veteran Service Associations receive registration upon application approval.
In addition, the OSDS's Communications & Outreach section assists small and disabled veteran businesses by participating in outreach events, providing resource guidance and supporting the businesses through advocacy.
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