Frequently Purchased Commodities
Medical supplies, tools, fire safety and law enforcement equipment, automobiles,
road safety supplies, clothing, food, office supplies, furniture, computer equipment,
and many specialized services.
Capital improvement and public works projects, such as building construction, and
systems, and road, flood control, and solid waste improvements exceeding $25,000
are awarded through a formal bid process and usually include detailed plans and
Consultant services are selected through a request for proposal process
Projects under $25,000 are competitively bid and awarded by purchase order, including
building maintenance, custodial, and landscape service.
Local Vendor Preference Policy
Encourages local vendors to provide goods and services needed for County operations.
This local buying fuels the economy and contributes to the strength of the community.
The County of San Bernardino has adopted a 5% local preference for vendors whose
principal place of business is within the boundaries of the County. They include:
- Vendors established and open a minimum of six months
- Vendors who can demonstrate ongoing business activity
- Vendors with a minimum 25% of full-time regular and management employees working
from County locations(s)
Submitting a Bid
- Be Timely
- Meet all conditions
- Be responsive
Department of Public Works