The Food Acquisitions Unit provides the full range of professional procurement services to customers statewide, including acquisition planning, contract negotiations, cost and price analysis, and contract administration. 

Statewide food contracts are primarily established to reduce the need for individual departments to conduct repetitive bids such as frozen vegetables, meat products, etc.  These contracts are developed through a competitive bidding process based on the business needs of state of California departments.  Statewide contracts do not have dollar limits for their use, except as otherwise noted in the contract user instructions.

Further information regarding statewide contracts is available in the State Contracting Manual (SCM), Volume 2.




Department of General Services
Procurement Division

707 Third Street, Second Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605


Phone: (916) 375-4400