To be considered for a CalPERS contract, businesses must comply with State of California and CalPERS contracting policies. Before you respond to a CalPERS solicitation, be sure to review the policy information below.
You can also find out more on contract award preference policies from the Department of General Services' Office of Small Business & DVBE Certification.
Bidders are prohibited from communicating with CalPERS during the competitive bidding process. Review the details here.
Contractors must disclose any gifts or political contributions made to a CalPERS Board member, officer, or employee. Find out more on this disclosure policy.
To be considered for a CalPERS contract based on combined or joint efforts, you must comply with this policy.
A contract participation goal of 3 percent for disabled veteran business enterprises is required for all contracts of $50,000 or more. Understand how to comply with this policy to establish a good faith effort or participation.
You must certify that you will provide a drug-free workplace. By signing a CalPERS contract, you certify (under penalty of perjury) that you will comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Learn how to comply with nondiscrimination requirements of the State pertaining to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the nondiscrimination program.
You can receive a 5 percent bidding preference if you have "small business" status. To claim this preference, your business must be certified by the Office of Small Business & DVBE Certification.
This is information about a 5 percent bidding preference if the requested work or service is accomplished at a work site located in a distressed area, as designated by the California Office of Planning and Research.
You can receive a 5 percent bidding preference if the requested work or service is accomplished at a work site located in an enterprise zone, as designated by the State Trade and Commerce Agency.