State Contracting Manual (SCM), Vol. 1 is provided as a resource to those in California state government who are involved in the state’s contracting process. It provides the policies, procedures and guidelines to promote sound business decisions and practices in securing necessary services for the state.


The January 2018 SCM is broken down by chapter below in PDF format:

Chapter 1-- Introduction 

Chapter 2-- The Basic Contracting Process 

Chapter 3 -- Additional Requirements 

Chapter 4 -- Standard Contract Format and DGS Contract Approval 

Chapter 5-- Competitive Bidding Methods 

Chapter 6 -- Contract Award Protests 

Chapter 7-- Miscellaneous Contracting Issues 

Chapter 8 -- Business Participation Program Requirements 

Chapter 9 -- Contract Management 

Chapter 10 -- Public Works Contracts 

Chapter 11 -- Architectural and Engineering Contracts 

Glossary of Terms  


Entire SCM

Other State Contracting Manuals

State Contracting Manual, (SCM), Volume 2

State Contracting Manual, (SCM), Volume 3

State Contracting Manual, (SCM), Volume FI$Cal

Please visit DGS Procurement Division