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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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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)
FI$Cal Service Center
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Note: Before viewing any CalPCA webinar, regardless of topic, please conduct the Cal eProcure User Productivity Kit (UPK) training provided via the links above.
The CalPCA training offered below was designed to enhance user knowledge to the already designed Cal eProcure UPK's.
FI$Cal For Suppliers / Bidders / General Public
CalPCA offers the following certification training and workshops:
The CalPCA Class Calendar can be accessed here
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
Department of General Services
Office of Legal Services
Codes and Regulations
Legislative Information (PCC, GC, MVC, etc.)
California Code of Regulations
State Administrative Manual
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 1
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 2
State Contracting Manual, Vol. 3
State Contracting Manual, Fi$Cal
Statewide Information Management Manual
State Telecommunications Management Manual
Joseph has been the manager of CalPCA since December 2011. His state career began in procurement/contracts at the California Youth Authority; and hasn't looked back. He just loves working with this fabulous team of bright and talented instructors.
Molinda has been with DGS, since May 2006. She started out in the PD Executive Office and then made her move to CalPCA in August 2007; where she showcases her vast knowledge of procurement & contracting to buying officials across the State of California. Her witty style and energetic deliverance of course curriculum keeps students engaged and wanting to learn more. Her favorite topic to teach is Socioeconomic Programs. Why?? Because she loves seeing the "light bulbs" go off over the students heads while she covers preference/incentive calculations; and hearing them say "I Get It". She has three amazing children, two adorable granddaughters, and one loveable fur-baby.
Anela joined the CalPCA team in September, 2015. Her experience includes working at CDCR, the State Legislature and for a member of Congress. As a member of the CalPCA team, she provided information regarding FI$Cal SCPRS and was an involved team member of all FI$Cal and Cal eProcure related webinars offered between December 2015 and February 2016. She originally hails from Honolulu, Hawai’i and is an active member of the community in Sacramento.
Robert (Mac) MacDonald started his state service with CalPCA in 2014. Prior to joining the state, Mac was a Tank-commander during service as a United States Marine. He graduated from CSUS with a BS in History, and graduated from the CSUS Teacher Credential Program; after which he taught five years in the public school system, and taught 15 years for Sacramento Diocese. Mac has been married to his wonderful wife Joanna over 30 years. He is the proud father of four children: Scot 31, US Navy, John 23, US Navy, Joy 21, junior UC Davis, Heather 18, freshman Gonzaga. Mac enjoys playing golf when able, and watching it when not able to play.
Brent Seavers has an instructor and buyer background in the private sector. Brent also has education and experience in digital media presentations and marketing. If you call the CalPCA Help Desk, you'll most likely talk to him before anyone else. He is excited to guide state buyers through the world of procurement as part of the CalPCA team.
Eli began his state career as a buyer for CDCR, and since joining CalPCA has been heavily involved in the role out of FI$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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