Pharmaceutical Acquisitions Section administers the Statewide Pharmaceutical Program (SPP). The SPP allows state and local governmental entities to access contracts that can provide substantial savings for purchasing bulk pharmaceuticals and related pharmaceutical services.  The SPP operates under Government Code Sections 14977-14982.

Our Mission

Coordinate the efforts of various state and local governmental entities, as appropriate, to identify and implement opportunities for cost savings and quality improvement regarding pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.

SPP Participation

Following state agencies are required to participate in the SPP:

  • Department of State Hospitals

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

  • California Correctional Health Care Services

  • Division of Juvenile Justice

  • Department of Developmental Services



Statewide Pharmaceutical Program

Department of General Services
Procurement Division

707 Third Street, Second Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Edward Achuck, Pharmaceutical Program Consultant
(916) 375-4672

Vimbai Kajese, Health Program Manager II
(916) 375-4926

Ronny Chiu, Pharmaceutical Consultant II
(916) 375-4369 

Mark Harlan, Health Program Specialist II
(916) 375-4558