Purchasing & Contract Administration
Are you interested in doing business with the City of Hemet or would you like to view current bid opportunities?
It's simple! Register as a vendor and you will receive an email notification when the City is interested in purchasing your product or service. You can also view any current bid opportunities and then submit your bid.
Don't forget to register as an Emergency/Disaster supplier or service provider under the "Emergency Operations" tab.
If you run into any technical issues related to electronic bidding, please feel free to contact the City's online bid management provider, PlanetBids, at 818-992-1771. Their friendly customer service representatives are eager to help you to register as a vendor, update your passwords and profiles, upload/download your documents, and submit your electronic bids and proposals.
Great! The City's Purchasing division assists City departments by reviewing and issuing all vendor contracts, purchases orders, and insurance certificates (related to contracts and purchase orders) to ensure compliance with the City's Municipal Code, the State of California's Public Contract Code, and to reduce liability exposure. The City's Procurement Administrator is ready to serve you!
The City makes every effort to remain transparent, competitive, accountable, and responsive. Here is a link to the City of Hemet Purchasing Code.
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
Here is a copy of the City's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions (PDF).
Insurance and Business License
Ready to start work for the City but you need to provide insurance and get a business license?
Here is a copy of the Professional Services & Minor Construction Requirements (PDF) and a link to the Business License Application Page.
Does Hemet Give Preference to Local Businesses?
Yes! In an effort to address the needs of the City and the business community, the City Council adopted a Local Vendor Preference Program (HMC 2-340), effective February 8, 2018. The program provides a preference to Hemet businesses interested in bidding on supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services solicited by the City.
How Local Vendor Preference Works
A local vendor that submits a bid for materials, supplies, and equipment, within 5% of the lowest bid (non-local vendor) will be awarded the bid if they are willing to reduce their bid to the lowest bid amount. Moreover, for solicitations that are based on criteria other than lowest price (e.g. Professional Services - where experience, quality, schedule, etc. may be additional factors), a 5% preference will be added to the final evaluated local vendor score. Specific information is provided with each bidding opportunity.
We look forward to working with you. And remember to "Shop Local First!"