Software Licensing Program (SLP)

The Software Licensing Program (SLP) was established in January 1994 and is administered by the Department of General Services, Procurement Division.  Extensive software discounts are negotiated with major software publishers that are then passed on to the State, through the SLP contracts established with authorized participating resellers.

SLP News

November 29, 2017 - "Implementation Services" are now available under the Software Licensing Program (SLP).

State departments should conduct an analysis and use their own due diligence prior to procuring implementation services to determine if the services provided offer the most cost effective solution meeting their business needs and security requirements.


  • State departments must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) for all Implementation Services
  • Job titles/categories are limited to those identified in the SLP price list
  • Hourly rates must not exceed those identified in the SLP price list
  • Implementation Services can only be purchased when they are in support of the software purchased under the SLP
  • Implementation Services must be paid in arrears.

Questions may be submitted to or call (916) 375-4365.


Program Information

When to Use SLP Contracts

SLP contracts are established to reduce the need for individual departments to conduct repetitive acquisitions for proprietary software licenses and software upgrades while taking advantage of the large volume discounts offered by the software publishers.

 How Departments Use SLP Contracts?

Departments solicit a minimum of three (3) contractors; obtain offers and award purchase orders based upon best value as determined by the needs of the individual department. Departments contact the SLP contractor directly to obtain a copy of the specific SLP contract.

 List of SLP Contractors

A current list of authorized participating resellers with SLP contracts is available at:

SLP Contract Price is Maximum

SLP contract pricing is maximum. Departments are strongly encouraged to negotiate lower prices and seek competition.

Can State agencies recommend Publishers?

Yes, a Software Publisher is required to obtain a minimum of three(3) separate state department recommendations to be added to the SLP. Please contact the SLP Unit for more information.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - Supplemental Terms & Conditions

Ordering department executing purchasing using ARRA funding must attach the ARRA Supplemental Terms & Conditions document to their individual purchase documents.  Departments are reminded that these terms and conditions supplement, but do not replace, the standard State terms and conditions associated with this leveraged procurement agreement. 

For more information, go to the Supplemental Terms and Conditions for Contracts Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act electronic broadcast bulletin.

SLP & SLP PLUS Contracts

Quarterly Activity Reports

Beginning Q1-2010, all SLP suppliers must use the new SLP Activity Report Format, by completing one of the following forms:

Exemption Request

SLP Exemption to Exceed $2,000,000 Threshold

Below is the SLP Exemption Request From to exceed the SLP $2,000,000 threshold.  Complete the form and submit your request to the following:

Steve Lower
SLP Contract Manager
Phone - 916/375-4539
Email -

SLP Exemption Request Form

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Department of General Services
Attn: Procurement Division - SLP
707 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone Number:
(916) 375-4365

Email Address:
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