David Kennedy, DWR Director from 1983 to 1998, was recently honored as Distinguished Alumni in Memoriam for 2020 by the UC Berkeley’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy.
We spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually to acquire a diverse mix of goods and services ranging from ordinary commodities (office supplies) to specialized scientific/engineering and construction-related materials, equipment and services, as well as various information technology (IT) goods and services.
Our procurement professionals are organized into separate categories:
- Non-IT Services
- IT Goods and Services
- Architectural & Engineering
We solicit bids and proposals primarily through Cal eProcure, California’s Online Marketplace. We also advertise construction solicitations in major trade publications. Cal eProcure provides guidance on how to sell to the State through its various procurement processes.
If you're interested in selling products and services to us:
Register on Cal eProcure as a Sourcing Bidder and create a business profile that reflects your firm’s essential capabilities through keywords and UNSPSC codes.
Activate automatic alerts regarding the release of solicitations that match up with your profile.
Search the California State Contracts Register (CSCR) through Cal eProcure to find open bid opportunities with us
and with other State agencies.
For more specifics about the types of goods and services that we buy, visit our Contracting & Purchasing Services page.
Small Business (SB) / Microbusiness (MB), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program
DWR vigorously endorses the State of California’s program to support the SB/MB and DVBE business community. Our employees are expected to make every effort to solicit and award contracts and purchases to California-certified SB/MB
and DVBE firms. We also actively encourage partnerships between non-certified prime contractors and SB/MB and DVBE subcontractors.
Visit Cal eProcure for more information about applying for certification or to find certified SB/MB or DVBE firms in the searchable database.
Find general contact information in the directory, or select the button below for procurement office details.
Known as an engineering expert, water community leader, and champion of the State Water Project (SWP), former DWR Director William Gianelli served as DWRs third director from 1967 to 1973 and dedicated more than 30 years to public service in both the state and federal government.
Justice Ronald B. Robie, who served as DWR's fifth director, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Lawyers Association’s Environmental Law Section for his 60 years of contributions to the environmental law field.
Do you wish you could find hands-on, paid work experience while in school? DWR's Student Assistant Program offers on-the-job training to individuals enrolled in high school, college, or any recognized school of learning.
California’s 2020 legislative session came to an end Sept. 30 with several new bills signed into law that will impact water operations and the Department of Water Resources.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will soon embark on an expedited and phased solicitation for its aging State Water Project Cost Allocation and Billing (CAB) system.
DWR is looking to small businesses and veterans to help serve millions of Californians and it’s having a big impact on local communities. DWR’s Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program works directly with the business community to ensure small businesses, like Aviate Enterprises in Sacramento, can contribute to j ...