Obtain a CMAS Contract
Doing Business with California State
FEDSched can help your company obtain a California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) Contract, so you can stay focused on growing your government business.
The California Multiple Award Schedule is a statewide contract that companies obtain to sell to California state and local government agencies. California’s Department of General Services (DGS) awards and manages CMAS, along with other statewide contracts.
California cities, counties, and districts can purchase a range of products and services they need through CMAS suppliers. California’s educational systems can also purchase through the contract. This includes California State University, the University of California, K-12 public schools, and California community colleges. In calendar year 2021, California state agencies spent more than $195 million through CMAS contracts.
Companies can offer a wide range of IT and non-IT products and services to California state government buyers through the CMAS contract.
According to the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal), IT services account for the majority of contract awards through CMAS. In 2021, California state agencies categorized approximately $150 million, or 75% of contract awards, as IT services.
The CMAS Contract shares similarities to the GSA Schedule. For instance, both contracts accept proposal submissions at any time and do not place a cap on the number of awards.
More importantly, the GSA Schedule can serve as a “base schedule”, which is a requirement to get a CMAS Contract. What is a base schedule? A base schedule is a preestablished contract that DGS uses to determine pricing. Instead of performing a competitive bid process, DGS uses an existing contract as the basis for your CMAS Contract pricing.
The General Services Administration (GSA) competes and negotiates fair and reasonable pricing before awarding any GSA Schedule Contract. This is why most GSA Schedules are eligible to be a base schedule and why many companies choose to use a GSA Schedule as their base.
Companies can sell a variety of products and professional services through the CMAS Contract. However, there are offerings that are not allowed on the contract. CMAS does not allow the sales of architecture, construction, or engineering services. The contract also does not allow environmental services, unless it is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) services.
It is important to note, not all GSA Schedule Contracts qualify as a base schedule. To use a GSA Schedule, the products and services you offer on CMAS cannot be awarded under any of the GSA Special Item Numbers (SINs) in the chart below.
|SIN Number||SIN Name|
|531||Employee Relocation Solution|
|3361||Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting Vehicles and Attachments|
|3363||Upfitting of Government|
|238910||Installation and Site Preparation Services|
|326211||Tires - New|
|326212||Tires - Retreaded|
|332312||Temporary and Permanent Structures|
|334419||Unique Identification (UID) / Radio Frequency Identification (RFID|
|334511||Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical and Nautical Systems and Instruments|
|336350||Remanufactured Automotive Components|
|336611||Marine Craft Repairing|
|488190||Aircraft Components, Maintenance, Repair Services, Extended Warranties, And Maintenance Agreements|
|492110||Package Delivery and Freight Trucking|
|517312||Wireless Mobility Solutions|
|517410||Commercial Satellite Communications Solutions (COMSATCOM)|
|524292||Separation and Retirement|
|531110||Long Term Lodging|
|532111||Automotive equipment rental and leasing, Rental Supplemental Vehicle Program (RSVP)|
|532112||Leasing of Passenger Cars, SUVs, Vans, and Light Trucks|
|532120||Leased Heavy Duty Vehicles|
|541110||Professional Legal Services|
|541219||Budget and Financial Management Services|
|541380||Testing Laboratory Services|
|541420||Engineering System Design and Integration Services|
|541614||Deployment, Distribution and Transportation Logistics Services:|
|541620||Environmental Consulting Services|
|541690||Technical Consulting Services|
|541713||Engineering Research and Development in Nanotechnology|
|541714||Engineering Research and Development in Biotechnology|
|541715||Engineering Research and Development and Strategic Planning|
|541720||Research, Analysis and Developmental Services in the Social Sciences and Humanities|
|561410||Editorial, Publishing, and Library Media Services|
|561440||Debt Collection Services|
|561510||Travel Agent Services|
|561599||Travel Consulting Services|
|561612||Protective Service Occupations|
|562112||Hazardous Waste Disposal Services|
|713940||Fitness Center Management Services|
|812910||Canine Training, Handling, and Caging Products and Services|
|812990||Personal Trainer and Aerobic/Cardio Class Leader/Instructor|
|33721P||Packaged Office Furniture|
|339113P||Packaged Healthcare Furniture|
|481211O||Air Charter Services|
|541370GIS||Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services|
|541614SVC||Supply and Value Chain Management|
|541715APM||Engineering Research and Development for: Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary^^Equipment, Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles, Their Propulsion Units and Propulsion Parts|
|562910REM||Environmental Remediation Services|
|562910RMI||Environmental Remediation Services|
|ANCILLARY||Ancillary Supplies and Services|
|ANCRA||Ancillary Repair and Alterations|
|NEW||Introduction of New Supplies and Services|
|OLM||Order-Level Materials (OLM)|
|333316OS||Overseas Copiers and Supplies|
|334290OS||Overseas (International) Audio/Visual Products|
|3361E||Electric and Autonomous Vehicles and Accessories|
|337121P||Packaged Household Dormitory and Quarters Furniture|
|337127P||International Packaged Furniture|
|33721RSB||Remanufactured Furniture (SBSA)|
|339940SVC||Office Supply Support Services|
|481211B||Air Charter Services|
|492210SB||Local Courier Delivery Services (SBSA)|
|4PL||Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL) Supplies and Services|
|541214HR||Compensation and Benefits|
|541330EMI||Engineering Services Related to Military, Aerospace Equipment,^^Military Weapons, National Energy Policy Act of 1992, Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture|
|Continuous||Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Tools|
|541519ICAM||Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM)|
|541519PIV||Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 Product and Service Components|
|541519PKI||Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Shared Service Providers (PKI SSP) Program|
|541612EPM||Employee Performance Management|
|541715AIR||Engineering Research and Development for Aircraft, Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts|
|541810ODC||Other Direct Costs for Marketing and Public Relations Services|
|541990L||Professional Law Enforcement Services|
|541990TAD||Technical/Application Development Support (TADS)|
|561210FAC||Facilities Maintenance and Management|
|561320SBSA||Temporary Staffing (SBSA)|
|561320SBSA||Temporary Staffing (SBSA)|
|561499M||Mail Management, Systems, Processing Equipment and Related Solutions|
|561599L||Lodging Negotiations and Management Services|
|611TRAINAW||Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC|
|624SS||Social Services, Professional Counseling and Veterans' Readjustment and Behavioral Health Services|
|713940PACK||Packaged Fitness Center|
|811212R||Repair of Government|
|81111||Automotive Maintenance, Repair and Body Services|
|811122||Automotive Windshield and Paint Repair|
All of the products or services you would like to offer on a California Multiple Award Schedule Contract must be currently available on a qualifying base schedule. So, the first step to becoming a CMAS contractor is to find or obtain a base contract. The base contract needs to meet CMAS requirements and include the products, services, and prices that your company can offer. Once you establish your base schedule, you can move forward with the remainder of the application process.
FEDSched has helped businesses of all sizes successfully obtain and manage their GSA Schedule Contracts since 1986. Our team can help your company get a CMAS Contract. That includes helping you understand which contracts qualify to be used as a base schedule and, if necessary, work with you to obtain a GSA Schedule to meet CMAS requirements.