CalPERS

Contract Policies

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.

Restricted Contact Policy

Bidders are prohibited from communicating with CalPERS during the competitive bidding process. Review the details here.

Gift & Political Contributions Disclosure Policy

Contractors must disclose any gifts or political contributions made to a CalPERS Board member, officer, or employee. Find out more on this disclosure policy.

Joint Venture Policy

To be considered for a CalPERS contract based on combined or joint efforts, you must comply with this policy.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Participation 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.

Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990

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.

Nondiscrimination Program

Learn how to comply with nondiscrimination requirements of the State pertaining to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the nondiscrimination program.

Small Business Preference Policy

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.

Target Area Contract Preference Act

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.

Enterprise Zone Preference

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.

Dated: 03-16-2006