The process to doing business with San Bernardino County begins with registering with the online procurement system (ePro). You can register at epro.sbcounty.gov/bso/login.jsp. (Make sure your browser is not blocking pop-up windows).
BEFORE YOU REGISTER YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Tax ID
- Company Name
- Email Address
- Vendor Legal Name
- Mailing Address Line (country, city, state/province, zipcode)
- Medical Supplies
- Fire and Law Enforcement Equipment
- Road Safety Supplies
- Office Supplies
- Computer Equipment
Most contracts for commodities and services are competitively bid and are awarded by purchasing order, including services such as building maintenance, custodial and landscape services.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
Capital improvement and public works projects such as building construction, road, flood control and solid waste improvements between $45,000 and $175,000 are awarded by an informal construction bid process which will include detail plans and specifications. Capital improvement projects exceeding $175,000 are awarded through a formal construction bid process and require San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor’s approval.
All consultant service contracts are selected through a request for proposal (RFP) process. The Purchasing Agent may award consulting contracts up to $100,000 without Board of Supervisor’s approval.
LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE POLICY
San Bernardino County has established a local vendor preference policy to encourage local vendors to provide goods and services needed for the County operations. This local buying fuels the local economy and contributes to the strength of the community. This policy includes a 5% local preference for vendors whose principal place of business is within the boundaries of the County. To qualify for this policy, local vendors must meet the following criteria:
- Business established and open minimum 6 months
- Can demonstrate ongoing business activity
- Minimum 25% of the full-time regular and management employees working from locations inside San Bernardino County
SUBMITTING A BID
For more information about San Bernardino County Purchasing Department procedures and policies, please refer to the How to do Business with San Bernardino County links below.
Q1: Who do I contact if I have questions?
Q2: Will quotes submitted after the closing date be considered?
Q3: How do I respond to a bid online?
Once you are under the Seller tab, please click on “Bids” at the top left of the screen, and choose the option “Open.”
Then locate the bid you are interested in. At the bottom of the bid you will see multiple action items. Click on “Create Quote.” This is the beginning process to submit a quote online.
Q4: What are commodity codes?
Q5: How do I get started?
Q6: How does San Bernardino County request bids?
Q7: Where is the Purchasing Department located?
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0760
Phone: (909) 387-2060