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, click on one of the LPA Programs listed below:

CAL-Card (Purchase Card) 
The CAL-Card (Visa purchase card, US Bank) Program is available to government/tax-funded agencies for acquiring goods and services.

California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS)
The California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) offer a wide variety of commodities, non-IT services and information technology products and services at prices which have been assessed to be fair, reasonable and competitive.

Food Contracts
The Food Acquisitions Unit awards and administers food contracts for the State of California.

Master Agreements
Master Agreements are contracts that are competitively bid by DGS.  They establish a prequalified list of vendors and simplify the purchasing process for the end user.

NASPO ValuePoint (Cooperative Agreements)
The Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) participates in multi-state cooperative agreements for information technology (IT) and non-IT goods and services.  These agreements are made available for use by State departments and local governmental agencies through California Participating Addenda. 

Pharmaceutical Acquisitions
The Pharmaceutical Acquisitions Section implements and administers the Statewide Pharmaceutical Program, per Government Code 14977-14982.

Software Licensing Program
The Software Licensing Program (SLP) provides extensive software discounts for the State through SLP contracts established with authorized participating resellers.

State Price Schedules
The State of California, Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) administers State Price Schedules for use by State departments.  State Price Schedules are a type of Leveraged Procurement Agreement (LPA) used to procure unique and unusual items that preclude competitive bidding.

Statewide Commodity Contracts
The Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) administers statewide commodity contracts for use by State departments and California local governments.  Statewide Commodity Contracts are a type of Leveraged Procurement Agreement (LPA), used as one of the State's main procurement vehicles for leveraging its buying power.

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