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To become a supplier/vendor with the City of San José, please register with BidSync to be able to receive automatic notification of solicitations that match your line of business and to download solicitations and associated documents which are issued by the Purchasing Department.
There is no cost to Vendors to register and participate for City of San José Bids. However, when registering, you need to tell the BidSync Customer Service Representative that you are registering for City of San José Bids which are free. Please note that BidSync does charge for access to other agencies and/or national bids. If you have any problems registering on-line, contact BidSync toll-free at (800) 990-9339.You may also view current and past solicitations on the City’s purchasing website via a BidSync portal under Bid Opportunities.
Yes. Effective June 18, 2004, the City adopted Ordinance 27136 which established a Local and Small Business Preference Policy for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services. In order to receive the Local and Small business preference, suppliers must meet the eligibility requirements and complete the Qualifications for this Agency as may be applicable for on-line registration and electronic submission. For hardcopy submission, a completed and signed Local and Small Business Preference form must be included in the bid package. If these forms are not properly completed and submitted with bid, the preference will not be granted, even if your business qualifies. More information is available under Local & Small Business on our website.
Note: For some grants and federal funded solicitation, no local or small preference are awarded.
To register for a Business Tax License, suppliers can complete and submit an application online at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11998, or fill out the hardcopy application and mail or deliver in person as specified on the form.
Generally, Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Request for Bids (RFB) are awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.
Request for Proposals (RFP) are generally awarded based on best value and evaluated based on a variety of factors. Please refer to each solicitation for specific information under the section entitled, Basis of Award.
In order to download solicitations which include the Bid Packet, amendments and related documentation in order to participate in bids, you must be a registered BidSync user.