Program & Services

  • Cal-Card
  • CalPCA
  • Purchasing Authority
  • Dispute Resolution
  • eProcurement (SCPRS)
  • Financial Marketplace
  • IT Contracts (Delegated)
  • LPAs
  • Model Language
  • PD Policy & Legislation
  • One-Time Acquisitions / IT Contracts (Delegated)
  • IT Contracts (Non-delegated)
  • Standards & Specifications
  • Transportation Management


The CAL-Card (Visa card, US Bank) Program is available to government/tax-funded agencies for acquiring goods and services.
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California Procurement & Contracting Academy (CalPCA)

Provides free professional development courses and seminars to the state procurement and contracting community.
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Purchasing Authority

Statutory authority for the competitive and non-competitive procurement goods and services for state government.
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Dispute Resolution

Facilitates and mediates resolution of purchasing disputes, relative to the acquisition of goods and information technology goods and services. 
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The eProcurement team administers and monitors various areas of digital procurement. California's new online marketplace giving businesses access to bidding and contracting resources in one convenient location.
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State Financial Marketplace

Financing and acquisition payment programs that serve all California governmental entities. The programs include: GS $Mart, a purchase finance program; Lease $Mart, a lease finance program; and, Energy $Mart, an energy management finance program.
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Information Technology Contracts (Delegated)

Authority for acquisition of IT goods and services for state government resides with the Department of General Services.  Read More read more arrow

Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPAs)

Allow departments to buy directly from suppliers through existing contracts and agreements.
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Model Language

Used for all commodity and Information Technology (IT) contracts.
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The Office of Policies, Procedures and Legislation (OPPL)

Develops, maintains, and disseminates uniform statewide acquisition policies and procedures.
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One-Time Acquisitions / IT Contracts (Delegated)

Conducts one-time procurements (Non-IT Goods and IT Goods and Services) on behalf of state departments.
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Information Technology Contracts (Non-delegated)

The Department of Technology, Statewide Technology Procurement Division facilitates procurement of telecommunications and information technology projects. 

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Office of Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS)

The state's certifying agency that administers the small business and DVBE certification programs.
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Standards & Specifications Development

The Engineering Branch administers two programs: standards and quality control and environmentally preferable purchasing.
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Transportation Management

Audit of freight bills, a source of information for the "who/what/why and how much" for services in the following areas: office moves, employee relocations, general freight & small parcel delivery. 
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