Request Statewide Contract Exemption for State Agencies
State agencies who want to purchase a product type other than what is available through the mandatory Statewide contracts can submit an exemption request. In these instances, the department must obtain an exemption from the use of the contract from the Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD). An exemption is requested through the following process:
How to Request a Statewide Contract Exemption
Business Case Analysis
The requesting department must conduct a thorough analysis of the specific business case which justifies the contract exemption. The requesting department documents this analysis using the Justification for Purchasing Outside a Statewide Contract form. The form must be approved and signed.
- The requesting department’s Purchasing Authority Contact
- The requesting department’s Chief Information Officer (IT Purchases Only)
- The DGS-PD Contract Administrator
Upon ApprovalA copy of the approved exemption is retained in the department’s procurement file
Exempted Purchase exceeding purchasing authorityIf the purchase exceeds the requesting department’s purchasing authority, the Justification form must be submitted to DGS-PD along with the Purchase Estimate.
Limited to Brand PurchaseIf the purchase is limited to brand, the department must also obtain the appropriate approvals.
Department of General Services
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4400
Email: CMU Web Administrator