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2018/19 classes are now available in CalPCA Online!

Access the system via the link on the right hand side of the page

Basic Acquisition Certificate classes are being converted to self-paced courses.


Have a question about the a class or the new training system? Email: CalPCAOnline@dgs.ca.gov

Have a question about past certificates or policy enquiry? Email: CalPCAHelp@dgs.ca.gov

 

  

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 complete courses receive CalPCA Certificates of Completion, which are required for their departments' delegated purchasing authority.

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Click Here for CalPCA's Directory of Online Resources and Videos

CalPCA Online (LMS)

CalPCA Online, our Learning Management System, allows California state procurement professionals to register for and attend CalPCA’s various classes and workshops. In an ongoing effort to make our class content more easily accessible, CalPCA offers a variety of learning content including webinars, self-paced online training, and in-person classes. CalPCA Online is your portal to everything CalPCA has to offer.

Click the button below to access the CalPCA Online Website

 CalPCA Online Class Registration Link

NOTE: CalPCA Online is best experienced when launched in Google Chrome

Here are some helpful guides for CalPCA Online Users.

Click the link to load the guide you need and print or download as you require:

Getting Started

Accessing a Webinar

CalPCA Programs & Workshops

CalPCA offers the following certification courses:

To enroll in courses and workshops, or to view our current class calendar, please create an account in our Learning Management System CalPCA Online

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


FI$Cal Training (State Officials)

Note: Before reviewing any CalPCA Fi$Cal-related webinar, regardless of topic, please conduct the Fi$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 UPKs.  


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 FI$Cal-related 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 UPKs.


FI$Cal For Suppliers / Bidders / General Public

 

 

Meet the Team

 

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Joseph Watkins

Manager

Joseph.Watkins@dgs.ca.gov     

(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

Instructor

Molinda.Zinda@dgs.ca.gov

 


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Lori Hughes

Instructor

Lori. Hughes@dgs.ca.gov

 


Lori comes to the State of California with over 15 years of training and customer service experience specifically in the areas of project and contract management.  Lori spent her early career managing hardware contracts for IBM Corporation where the State was her primary customer.  Later at Hewlett-Packard Company she changed focus from IT goods to IT services.  At HP, Lori took on the role of instructor, developing new specialists and contract administrators. Her portfolio of courses included onboarding, project management, problem solving, and customer service.


A native Californian relocated to the Sacramento area many years ago from the South Bay Area and attended schools in San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Hollister, and even one year on the island of Guam.  Lori obtained her B.S. degree in Business from San Jose State University. Lori is keen to start her State career utilizing her background as a vendor to add value to CalPCA.  She is excited to be part of the move to e-delivery and web-based training as she has many years participating and leading these types of projects. On a personal note, Lori loves to attend free summer concerts in the Sacramento area.  Music makes her happy.  She loves to spend time outdoors with her friends, family and two dogs and just enjoy life.

 
 

Richard Brown

Instructor

Richard.Brown@dgs.ca.gov

 


Rich started his DGS career in 1999 (17.5 years ago) working at the Office of State Publishing as a Printing Trade specialist and promoted into the procurement department in 2003 as a buyer, purchasing commodities and creating contracts for services. Rich comes to us from OBAS, where he served as Small Business/DVBE Advocate and contract specialist.

He loves working with people and performing on stage for a crowd.

He is a fabulous part-time musician with the band Hip Service. He is married to a beautiful woman, Angela Brown, for 27 years, with 4 wonderful children and 5 beautiful grandchildren.

 
   



 




 

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