The Engineering Service Request (ESR) form is required for state agencies to request the following engineering services: assist in bid specification development, find "like" products in the marketplace, review testing and acceptance criteria, environmentally preferable product availability and more.

Procurement Engineering can assist with the following:

  • Acceptance Criteria and Testing
    Inspection and acceptance requirements.
    Testing procedures and requirements to be performed prior to acceptance.
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
    A type III product declaration that is written in accordance with ISO 14025 associated product category rule.
  • Market Research
    Identify "like" commodities to ensure competition.
  • Technical Specification
    A written requirement of a purchase order (PO) that provides a concise and accurate description of the products and services to be provided.

Procurement Engineering can assist with the following:

  • Educational Training and Outreach
    Request educational training and outreach for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP). EPP can be incorporated into your procurement to ensure that it is "green" and will meet the state's environmental goals.
  • Environmentally Preferable Product
    Get help buying products that reduce environmental impacts and toxins, increase water efficiency and conserve natural resources.
  • Find Suppliers of "Like" Products
    Request assistance in conducting market research.
  • Strategic Planning for Sustainable Procurement
    Learn how to implement sustainable purchasing practices
  • Technical Support
    Receive information to attain sustainable purchasing specifications and purchasing standards.


Engineering Branch
Department of General Services
Procurement Division

Toll Free (800) 559-5529
Local (916) 375-4400

707 Third Street, Second Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605