Ready to prepare your bid for submission? Get an overview of the bid process.
Submitting a big on a large County contract can be intimidating. We’ve tried to make it easier by providing you with:
Once you’ve taken advantage of those resources, familiarize yourself with the bidding process.
The Bid Process: An Overview
These are the steps you will follow when you are ready to bid on a County contract:
- Read the RFP/Q (Request for Proposal/Request for Quote). Find all specific submission details in bid document.
- Register for required certifications and online systems. (Details in tabbed box below).
- Attend the Bidders Conference (Goods & Services) or Pre-bid Event (Construction).
- Review the List of Attendees to find contracting/subcontracting partners.
- Prepare and submit your bid by the deadline specific in the RFP/Q.
- The Evaluation Period, specified in the RFP/Q.
- Receive Notification of Award/Non-award.
- The Protest Period. Begins after award letters sent. Lasts approximately five days.
- Sign Vendor Service Agreement.
For details about the process, including required certification and documentation (e.g. bonding, insurance) and key dates, consult the RFP/Q for your specific project, review the published Q&A for the project or contact the project manager listed on bid documents.
For More Help
For general questions about the bidding process, contact:
XXXX (Goods & Services)
- EZSourcing (for Goods & Services only)
- The Department of Industrial Relations Certification (for Public Works Construction and Trucking only)
- Elation Systems (for vendors who will subcontract)
- SLEB Certification (for small, local and emerging business)