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California Procurement & Contracting Academy

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The California Procurement & Contracting Academy (CalPCA) provides professional development courses and workshops for state acquisition specialists, to instill essential knowledge and improve the state's contracting processes.

Students who successfully pass all course criteria will receive a CalPCA Certificate of Completion; which will be required for their department's delegated purchasing authority.

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FI$Cal Training (State Officials)

Note: Before reviewing any CalPCA webinar, regardless of topic, please conduct the Fi$Cal User Productivity Kit (UPK) training provided via the links above. 

The CalPCA training offered is designed to enhance user knowledge to the already designed Fi$Cal UPK's.  

State Contract & Procurement Registration System (SCPRS)


California State Contracts Register (CSCR)

Progress Payments


FI$Cal Service Center

  • 1-855-347-2250

 Option 1 on the automated menu will take you directly to the live technical difficulty desk.

FI$Cal Training (Suppliers / Bidders / General Public)

Note: Before viewing any CalPCA webinar, regardless of topic, please conduct the Cal eProcure User Productivity Kit (UPK) training provided via the links above. 

The CalPCA training offered below was designed to enhance user knowledge to the already designed Cal eProcure UPK's.

FI$Cal For Suppliers / Bidders / General Public



CalPCA Programs & Workshops

CalPCA offers the following certification training and workshops:

The CalPCA Class Calendar can be accessed here

Directory of Online Resources

The following links are resource information referenced in the CalPCA Basic Acquisition Certification training and workshops. For a complete list of resource information please check in the appropriate State Contracting Manual. 

DGS/PD Informational Videos
California Public Safety Procurement Program (1122)

CalPCA Training Videos/Webinars
Cloud Computing Services
Acquisition Approaches & Methods

Home Pages
Department of General Services
Procurement Division
Office of Legal Services
Cal eProcure

Codes and Regulations
Legislative Information (PCC, GC, MVC, etc.)
California Code of Regulations

Resource Manuals
State Administrative Manual
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 1
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 2
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 3
State Contracting Manual, Fi$Cal
Statewide Information Management Manual
State Telecommunications Management Manual

Meet the Team

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Joseph Watkins


(916) 375-4637

Joseph has been the manager of CalPCA since December 2011. His state career began in procurement/contracts at the California Youth Authority; and hasn't looked back. He just loves working with this fabulous team of bright and talented instructors.


Molinda Zinda


(916) 375-4388

Molinda has been with DGS, since May 2006. She started out in the PD Executive Office and then made her move to CalPCA in August 2007; where she showcases her vast knowledge of procurement & contracting to buying officials across the State of California. Her witty style and energetic deliverance of course curriculum keeps students engaged and wanting to learn more.  Her favorite topic to teach is Socioeconomic Programs. Why?? Because she loves seeing the "light bulbs" go off over the students heads while she covers preference/incentive calculations; and hearing them say "I Get It". She has three amazing children, two adorable granddaughters, and one loveable fur-baby.    

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Robert MacDonald

(916) 375-4509

Robert (Mac) MacDonald started his state service with CalPCA in 2014. Prior to joining the state, Mac was a Tank-commander during service as a United States Marine. He graduated from CSUS with a BS in History, and graduated from the CSUS Teacher Credential Program; after which he taught five years in the public school system, and taught 15 years for Sacramento Diocese. Mac has been married to his wonderful wife Joanna over 30 years.  He is the proud father of four children:  Scot 31, US Navy, John 23, US Navy, Joy 21, junior UC Davis, Heather 18, freshman Gonzaga. Mac enjoys playing golf when able, and watching it when not able to play.




Brent Seavers


(916) 375-4628

Brent Seavers has an instructor and buyer background in the private sector. Brent also has education and experience in digital media presentations and marketing. If you call the CalPCA Help Desk, you'll most likely talk to him before anyone else. He is excited to guide state buyers through the world of procurement as part of the CalPCA team.

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Eli White


(916) 375-4511


Eli began his state career as a buyer for CDCR, and since joining CalPCA has been heavily involved in the role out of FI$Cal related training. Prior to joining the state, Eli was a buyer in the private industry for a national company based here in Sacramento. He also has a background in inventory management and logistics. Eli has worked across several industries in the private sector; Banking, Retail, Hospitality, Produce and Recruiting. He is Australian, lives in Sacramento and has yet to select an NFL team to support.










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