Frequently Purchased Commodities - Medical supplies, tools, fire safety and
law enforement equipment, automobiles, road safety supplies, clother, food, office
supplies, furniture, and 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 exciding $25,000
are awarded through a formal bid process and usually include detail plans and specifications.
Consultant services are selected through a request for proposal process. Projects
under $25,000 are competitively bid and awarded by purchasing order, including building
maintenance, custodial, and landscape services.
Local Vendor Preference Policy - Encourage local vendors to provide goods
and services needed for the 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.
- Business established and open minimum 6 months.
- Can demonstrate ongoing business activity
- Minimum 25% of the full-time regular and management employees working from the County