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ATTENTION:

Effective Dec. 9, 2015, the Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) announced the new online portal, Cal eProcure, which has now replaced BidSync.  Unless you have received notification that you are a supplier (defined as someone who has already done business with the state), you must register as a sourcing bidder in the new system to activate your account and start receiving solicitation notifications. Click here to access training on how to register.

 

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Doing Business with the State

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.  Review the "How to Do Business with the State" Brochure (English Version)                 (Spanish Version).

2.  Get registered in the Cal eProcure database to do business with the
      state of California.  For assistance, use the Registration Instructions

3.  Get certified through eProcurement and increase your opportunities with
     state agencies. 
    
     Find out more about the Small Business & Disabled Veterans Business 
     Enterprise Program
 and review the DVBE Brochure.

4.   Apply for a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contract.


Bid Opportunities

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.


PD Forms & Resources Library


The Procurement Division Forms and Resource Library is a user-friendly, centralized location for various procurement related information.  The library contains forms, templates, boilerplate language, and reference materials.  To view the library, go to: PD Forms & Resources 

Buying Through State Contracts

Purchase Authority

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.

State Contracts Index Listing

All available Statewide Commodity Contracts, Food Contracts, Master Agreements, State Price Schedules, and Western State Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contracts are listed in this index.

To view these contracts, go to the State Contracts Index Listing.

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 percent small business participation and 3 percent DVBE participation in the procurement process. 

For more information, see the SB/DVBE Option.

Commercially Useful Function (CUF)

One-Time Purchases

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.

State Agency Customer Forum

The Procurement Division conducts the State Agency Customer Forum to provide information regarding upcoming statewide contracts, policy changes, legislative updates, SB/DVBE outreach events and information about PD's projects and programs.

Learn more about the State Agency Customer Forum.

 

Cal eProcure

The Cal eProcure's goal of consolidating multiple Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) procurement services and databases improves overall business methods. Listed below are DGS-PD procurement services available on Cal eProcure:

Cal eProcure Training

To assist the business community with the statewide transition to Cal eProcure, the California Procurement & Contracting Academy (Cal-PCA) and the Communication & Outreach section will be offering live online webinars on the following topics using the new Cal eProcure portal:

For Bidders and/or Suppliers: 

  • Portal Overview and registration process
  • Small Business (SB) and/or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification process

To enroll in one of the above webinars, view the Bidder / Supplier Training Calendar and click on the date and time of the course you wish to attend.

For State Buyers:

  • Entering data into the State Contract and Procurement Registration System (SCPRS)
  • Posting an Event (Solicitation) into the California State Contracts Register (CSCR)
  • Entering Progress Payment information

To enroll in one of the above webinars, view the State Buyer Training Calendar and click on the date and time of the course you wish to attend.

Should you have any questions related to the live webinars, please contact Cal-PCA at calpcahelp@dgs.ca.gov.  

Register / Login

  • Register / Login to a Cal eProcure profile.
        For assistance, use the Registration Instructions.
  • To recertify, use the Certification Renewal Procedures (PDF)
  • State users register the Fiscal Service Center.  For assistance, please contact vendor@fiscal.ca.gov or (855) 421-6355.

  • Bid / Contract / Vendor Search

  • Bidding opportunities on the California State Contracts Register (CSCR) 
  • State Contract and Procurement Registration System (SCPRS)*
  • Search for contracts or Leverage Procurement Agreements (LPAs)
  • Search for certified Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (SB / DVBE)
  • SB / DVBE Certification Application (PDF) 

      * SCPRS information will be available on the Cal eProcure site starting January 4, 2016.


      Get more information about PD Cal eProcure.

    • Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Ent. (SB/DVBE)

      The Department of General Services, Procurement Division's, Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS) is the state's certifying agency that administers the Small Business and DVBE Certification Programs.  Non-profit Veteran Service Agencies receive certification upon application approval.  Non-profit organizations will only receive a 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.


      OSDS's Home Page... 

       

      Buying Green

      Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is the procurement of goods and services that have a reduced impact on human health and the environment as compared to other goods and services serving the same purpose (California Public Contract Code §12400-12404). In simple terms, EPP means “buying green.” To promote EPP, the Department of General Services developed a best practices manual - the Buying Green Guide. This guide provides information, tools, and tips for buyers and provides insight to suppliers on how the state views green products and businesses.

       Go to Buying Green

       

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