The various cities purchase millions of dollars of commodities and services each year. They conduct business with a wide range of suppliers from independent contractors to small businesses to large enterprises.
What do the cities buy? ALMOST EVERYTHING!
The variety of goods and services purchased by each city ranges from very simple items, such as office supplies, to highly-specialized services and equipment.
Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN)
The BAVN is a free service provided by the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development- an informational virtual network that integrates, promotes and provides assessment, referrals and tracking for public and private capital, contract, procurement and business assistance opportunities. LA BAVN
- View and download information about all contractual opportunities offered by the City of Los Angeles in one convenient location.
- Find up-to-date, certified sub-contractors to complement your project bid.
The City of Downey, California maintains a centralized system of purchasing. All departments of the City obtain supplies, services and equipment through this central Purchasing Division, headed by a Purchasing Manager.
Vendor Registration Form for Downey: Vendor form pdf
The City of Huntington Park, California decentralizes its departments. Please contact the specific department you wish to do business with: Department list
The City of Lynwood, California uses an RFP e-Purchasing online system. This system brings together an extensive database of vendors and government agencies which improves their service to you. http://www.lynwood.ca.us/business/bids-and-contracts
Vendor Database: The City of Commerce, California maintains a Vendor Database for one year that is a resource in locating prospective vendors. To become a part of the Vendor Database simply submit your information onto the Vendor Information page on the City’s Website: http://www.ci.commerce.ca.us/vendorinfo.asp
OPEN BIDS & RFPs http://www.ci.commerce.ca.us/open_bids_rfps.htm
For the City of Bell Gardens, California, please contact the specific department you wish to do business with. Department list: http://www.bellgardens.org/n_departments.asp