Each Intermediate CalPCA acquisition course will give the procurement professional a greater grasp and invaluable experience in its own aspect of state purchasing.

To receive the most benefit from Intermediate courses, the student must first complete the Basic Acquisition Certificate learning path.


This webinar shares concepts on buying Non-IT Goods, Non-IT services, and IT Goods and Services under $10,000. It is helpful for incidental buyers who purchase day-to-day items, and is required training for many Cal-Card holders.

Coming Soon!  The Antitrust Crimes course will inform state procurement professionals about illegal business practices, such as price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging.
California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) agreements are for information technology (IT) and non-IT products and services that have been assessed, negotiated, or bid, usually by the Federal General Services Administration (GSA). This on-line, self-paced course explains these agreements.
The five requirements for certified firms to provide a Commercially Useful Function (CUF) are this webinar's focus. Department’s responsibilities to identify and document CUF are emphasized. 

This webinar course assists all state employees tasked with monitoring delivery of goods or services, and explains standard procedures of contract management, from request to fulfillment.

In simple terms, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) means “buying green.” The purpose of this on-line, self-paced course is to provide information, tools, and tips for buyers on how the state views green products and businesses.
Covering the evaluation of bids and offers, this in-class workshop addresses awarding the contract based on developed criteria, specific standards and calculations. This takes place in the CalPCA Training Center in West Sacramento.
Participants in this on-demand course learn about the various Leveraged Procurement Agreements, and when and how to use each type. They learn the procedures and special issues for each agreement type, the importance of User Instructions, and how to search for contracts, vendors, products and services.
California procurement professionals who purchase goods and services for their departments will gain a better understanding of the Non-Competitively Bid Justification (NCB) process, how it works, and the forms and procedures it entails.

Government Code Section 14838.5 allows departments to informally solicit and award contracts to California Certified Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise suppliers. This on-demand course helps buyers save time, labor and resources, while strengthening California’s local economies.

Attorneys from the DGS Office of Legal Services lead this two-day workshop covering State Contract Manual, Volume 1. They provide an in-depth discussion of services contracting for contract analysts and administrators.

This hybrid two-part course affords state acquisition professionals the critical concepts and essential elements of the Statement of Work, or SOW. Part 1 is online and user-paced. Part 2 is a one-day, face-to-face lab held at the CalPCA Training Center in West Sacramento, with discussion opportunities, actual case study examples and sample SOW documents.

Special Notice!

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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this interesting time. Together, we will get through this.

enroll in Calpca courses

To enroll in CalPCA courses, go to CalPCA Online, the DGS Procurement virtual training center.

For help creating a CalPCA Online user profile, see Student Getting Started Guide. 
For help setting up for online CalPCA webinars, see Webinar Walkthrough.