Policy and Practices

CalUsource is an eSourcing platform that is shared among the California public higher education systems, including the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges. As California public higher education institutions, these systems and campuses share many similar procurement policies and practices, but there are some differences.

To avoid confusion, each sourcing event or contract will contain its own guidelines and/or terms & conditions, which must be accepted by suppliers before a bid can be awarded or a contract executed.

However, each university system or institution will have its own general policies, practices or reporting requirements of which you should be aware. The information found on the institutional sites linked below include policies, templates and forms that are often required in agreements negotiated within CalUsource.

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