FI$Cal and the Department of General Services (DGS) are excited to announce that Cal eProcure – California’s Online Marketplace, has been updated with a new look and feel, enhanced navigation and new features for an improved user experience. This user-focused redesign promotes easy access to bidder/supplier accounts, certification profiles and state procurement information and opportunities.
Some of the exciting improvements include:
- Updated website design and layout
- Intuitive navigation to quick access links, upcoming bid opportunities and more
- A personalized WorkCenter to quickly view and manage your account and certification profile
- New UNSPSC options with updated descriptions for easier code selection
- New Training and Resources page that will include upcoming news and events
You can find out more information about updates to the Cal eProcure home page and WorkCenter on the DGS website. You are encourage to check the Cal eProcure Updates page regularly for additional information.
For questions regarding the Cal eProcure update, email BusinessOutreach@dgs.ca.gov
Another modernization on the newly updated Cal eProcure website is a customized, streamlined state of California UNSPSC listing. A major benefit of the update is new UNSPSC descriptions, which will allow Small Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises to select codes for both bid notifications and their certification profiles that better match the codes that the state uses in solicitations. These expanded descriptions add context and provide a more intuitive way for suppliers and buyers to find each other.
What you will notice about the new list:
- An updated “Description” field that contains more context to better describe the selection option values.
- The new descriptions allow for a more succinct keyword searching. Users can search keyword categories such as “Office Supplies” or “Livestock” and find all values that fall under the larger category titles.
- Allows for more accurate matching potential between state buyers and the supplier community. The expanded descriptions add context so that both suppliers and state buyers both clearly understand what good or service the UNSPSC represents.