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Thank you very much for your interest in doing business with City of San Bernardino where we promote open competition and conduct business in a fair and impartial manner. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our purchasing and contracting activities.

The City of San Bernardino encourages Supplier Diversity and equal opportunity for all. Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and/or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) to submit proposals as prime consultants or sub-contractors.

Bid Opportunities and Vendor Registration with Planet Bids

To begin the process, please visit the Contracting/Purchasing Opportunities section, where you can register as a bidder online, search for bid requests, order and download documents, bid electronically (where applicable), and much more!

Vendor Registration   Bid Opportunities

Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through our online system. All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder's/proposer's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded.

Please note: Contractors/Vendors are solely responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate information. Vendors may edit their profile at anytime.

We have made every effort to make all aspects of the vendor registration and bidding process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible.

Contractors/Vendors are solely responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance

Local Vendor Preference
Local Business Preference shall extend a bidding advantage to a local business in the form of a 1% (one percent) preference in the evaluation of bids or proposals from the procurement of goods or materials.

The following contracts are exempt from the provisions of the local vendor ordinance: Public Works contracts under the Public contracting Code; Grant Funded contracts or purchases; Emergency procurements; Sole source contracts; and, Purchases made under a cooperative purchasing agreement.

A Local Business means a vendor, contractor or consultant for which the point of sale of the goods or materials shall be within the City of San Bernardino.

Public Works Construction Bids
If you are searching for information on Public Works Construction Projects, please visit our Public Works Department page.

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The City of San Bernardino Registration Requirements for all Public Work - Contractors & Subcontractors

Requirements from the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

In 2014, the California legislature enacted several laws impacting public works contracting. Senate Bill 854 (SB 854) creates changes in the way the DIR monitors prevailing wage requirements. All contractors and subcontractors must register with the DIR and meet DIR requirements before bidding on public works contracts in California. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project unless registered with the DIR. Application and renewal are completed online with an annual, non-refundable fee of $400. Read the SB 854 Fact Sheet for a complete list of requirements.

Additional information and the DIR registration form can be found here

All contractors and subcontractors must furnish electronic certified payroll records directly to the Labor Commissioner (aka Division of Labor Standards Enforcement).

The phase-in timetable for this requirement is as follows:

  • April 1, 2015: For all new projects awarded on or after this date, the contractors and subcontractors must furnish electronic certified payroll records to the Labor Commissioner.

  • January 1, 2016: The requirement for contractors and subcontractors to furnish electronic certified payroll records to the Labor Commissioner will apply to all public works projects, whether new or ongoing.

    Public Work Contractors/Subcontractors can register with the DIR at:

    All Bidders (and their subcontractors listed on the Designation of Subcontractors List) submitting bids to SBMWD must provide an extract (pdf) with bid showing active registration.

    Business Registration requirements
    Need to register your Business with the city or update your Business Registration? Click here for information: Business Registration