Contracts Management Unit (CMU) administers statewide contracts for use by state departments and California local governments. Statewide contracts are a type of Leveraged Procurement Agreement (LPA), used as one of the state's main procurement vehicles for leveraging its buying power. Most are mandatory for state departments.
Statewide contracts are primarily established to reduce the need for individual departments to conduct repetitive bids for like products, and many have green standards. These contracts are developed based on the business needs of state of California departments through a competitive bidding process. 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
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4400