CalPCA Basic Acquisition Certificate (BAC) Courses
CalPCA, the California Procurement and Contracting Academy, presents the entry-level Basic Acquisition Certificate (BAC) learning path. BAC introduces new California state acquisition professionals to the world of purchasing IT and Non-IT Goods and Services. Take these five web-based courses in CalPCA Online, the DGS Procurement virtual training center, for a basic look at acquisition fundamentals, rules and regulations found in the California State Contracting Manual.
Self-paced courses require an active internet connection, using Google Chrome, Firefox Mozilla or Microsoft Edge web browser.
The planning stage is explained in this course, including purchasing authority, classifications, approvals, market research and the statement of work.
Due to health concerns and recent requirements, CalPCA's scheduled in-classroom courses are canceled. When we can confidently present in-person courses again in a safe environment for all, we will re-schedule.
Our webinar courses take place as scheduled, and enrollment is still open.
Our online user-paced courses are also still available and offer continuous learning opportunities for state buyers.
Enroll for scheduled webinars and user-paced courses through CalPCA Online by clicking the link on this page.
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Department of General Services
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4628