What is a CMAS Contract?
The California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) is a procurement
vehicle which allows state and local agencies to order directly
from CMAS suppliers without requesting competitive bids. CMAS
promotes the use of small businesses by waiving the fee for orders
placed with small businesses certified by the State of California.
A CMAS contract is one of many contracts, offering the same or
similar products or services, at the same or similar prices, from
many different suppliers. CMAS contracts are based on multiple
award schedule contracts which have been competitively assessed.
The primary source of these contracts is the Federal GSA multiple
award schedule program.