Become a registered vendor and receive notification of upcoming Invitations for Bid
A list of bidders for all classes of commodities and services normally purchased by the City is maintained in the Purchasing Division.
These lists are reviewed prior to soliciting bids. Interested vendors must complete and return a Vendor List Application.
Submitting a Vendor List Application:
- Identifies you as a potential bidder
- Provides information about your business
- Identifies types of products & services your company can provide
Vendor registration can now be completed online and sent electronically to the Purchasing Division. Or you can download the registration application and mail or fax it to the City.
A list of commodity codes and descriptions is available here.
Completed applications can be faxed to (714) 647-6944 or mailed to:
20 Civic Center Plaza (M-16)
Santa Ana CA, 92702
Businesses are also encouraged to register for the City's Local Preference Program. Qualifying businesses will receive a percentage preference on City contracts. To learn more about this program, visit the Local Preference Program page or contact the Purchasing Division at (714) 647-6941.
The number of potential bidders sometimes prohibits the mailing of bids to every vendor listed under a particular commodity or service.
Buyers may also contact vendors who have not registered, but registering increases the potential for notification.
To ensure that your business does not miss any bid opportunities, it is important that you advise the City of any changes in address, phone or fax numbers, e-mail or web address, and other vital information that would affect the City’s ability to identify you as a responsive bidder.
To ensure that the City maintains the most updated list of interested vendors, it is recommended that vendors resubmit an application every three years in order to remain on the vendor list.