Benefits

  • No cost program (no membership or annual fees)
  • Expanded supplier base
  • Suppliers paid promptly
  • Prompt payment and volume sales incentives (rebates)
  • No minimum card count or spend
  • Obtain goods and services when needed
  • Purchase through point of sale, telephone and internet orders
  • Reduces number of purchase orders
  • Opportunities to save money
  • Eliminates petty cash
  • Validated controls
  • Streamlines accounts payable process by reducing the number of checks issued
  • Invoices due forty-five (45) days from invoice date
  • Dispute, fraud, and VISA Waiver Liability protection
  • No cost internet-based management solution including forms, guides, training, and standard and ad hoc management reporting
  • CAL-Card policy support (State agencies only)
  • Eliminates travel expense claims (Local agencies only)

Eligibility

All State of California tax-funded agencies, both State and Local government agencies are eligible to participate.  Per the Participating Addendum, a “state agency” is any State of California government agency, department, bureau, board, commission, California State Universities or University of California systems.  Pursuant to Public Contract Code §10298 and for purposes of the CAL-Card Participating Addendum, a “local government agency” includes:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Special Districts
  • School Districts
  • Community Colleges
  • Public Universities
or other local governmental body or corporation empowered to expend public funds for the acquisition of goods, information technology, or services.

Resources

  • CAL-Card Contract 7-20-99-42 Participation Agreement (PA), Amendments (if applicable) and User Instructions under Attachments on the State’s Cal eProcure website
  • State Agencies should NOT use CAL-Card for travel-related purchases.  Please refer to the Office of Fleet and Asset Management for travel-related information (Fleet Card Services (Voyager), Statewide Travel Program).

CAL-CARD PROGRAM CONTACT(S)

State CAL-Card Program

Department of General Services
Procurement Division

707 Third Street, Second Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

 

Phone:   (916) 376-2939
Email:    CALCardProgram@dgs.ca.gov