Current Bid Opportunities
The County of Santa Barbara ("County") is now conducting all of its bid and proposal solicitations online through Public Purchase™. Businesses should register now for the commodities they are interested in bidding on or doing business with the County of Santa Barbara. In order to help ensure an interested bidder is notified of County of Santa Barbara bidding opportunities it is required to register with Public Purchase™ under each vendor's applicable commodity codes.
What is Public Purchase™?
The Purchasing Division partners with
Public Purchase, a web based eProcurement service. Public Purchase provides government agencies and their vendors with a comprehensive and easy to use web based eProcurement system. For our vendors, this eProcurement system provides you with
automatic notification and access to County of Santa Barbara bid opportunities.
In addition, Public Purchase gives you access to bid opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge. To view or respond to any solicitation, you must be registered with Public Purchase™. This two-step registration process will only take a few minutes with instructions below on this page. Once you are registered, click on the appropriate listing and you will be forwarded to Public Purchase™ where you can login to view and/or respond to the solicitation.
If there are any questions on Open or Closed Bids please Contact the Purchasing Division by email to GSpurchasing@countyofsb.org or by phone at (805) 568-2690.
Vendor Registration with Public Purchase™
What is this service?
This service allows you to receive and view bid notifications and submit bid documents. In order to begin to receive bid notifications as a vendor, you must register with the County of Santa Barbara's RFP System.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
What is the process?
Step 1: Registering as a Supplier with Public Purchase™
Your first step should be to register as a supplier through Public Purchase™. If you are already registered with Public Purchase™, please skip this step and proceed directly to step two below. Once registered you will receive an activation email from firstname.lastname@example.org advising that your account is activated (Note: be sure to add this email address to your contacts to avoid bid notifications being sent to your junk folder rather than your inbox). It can take 24 to 48 hours for your account to become active.
Step 2: Registering as a Supplier with the County
Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase™, log into Santa Barbara County Public Purchase homepage and accept the terms and conditions of use. You will need to register with Santa Barbara County and select the National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP) Commodity Codes that relate to your business in order to receive email notifications of future bid opportunities.
It is important that you complete step two of the registration process (register with Santa Barbara County) or you will not receive notifications of upcoming bid opportunities. It is your responsibility to keep your vendor information updated in Public Purchase™, particularly your contacts and email addresses.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available online