CAL-Card is the registered name of the State of California’s Purchase Card Program.  CAL-Card is a VISA purchase card provided by a State of California leveraged procurement agreement (LPA) and offered to participating state local government agencies. 

CAL-Card provides a flexible payment mechanism for the acquisition of goods and services with flexible spending limits and merchant category codes (MCC) for each card.  Cards are issued in the name of the cardholder and billed to the agency.

CAL-Card is NOT a procurement approach or acquisition method.  Therefore, agencies must adhere to all procurement laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices as indicated in the CAL-Card Participating Addendum and State Contract Manuals (State agencies only).  Individual state and local agencies may establish additional internal policies, procedures and limitations for cardholders.

CAL-Card is NOT a payment mechanism for travel-related expenses (State agencies only).



Broadcast Bulletins for CAL-Card announcements can be found on the CAL-Card News page.

Visit this page often for any new information about the program.


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U.S. Bank Contacts

State CAL-Card Program  
Department of General Services
Procurement Division,  CAL-Card Program
707 Third Street, 2nd Floor, MS 2-202
West Sacramento, CA   95605

Phone: (916) 376-2939