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Purchasing & Contracting

Vendor Registration

The City uses a fully automated web-based vendor registration and bid management system (PlanetBids) to post and distribute all formal solicitations released by the Purchasing & Contracting Department.

The vendor portal consolidates vendor registration for suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, manufacturers, distributors, and dealers (collectively, vendors) interested in providing goods and services, construction services, and consultant services to the City of San Diego. This vendor portal streamlines the City of San Diego's overall procurement process.

The vendor portal provides the following key features and benefits free of charge so that vendors may:

  1. Maintain a self-managed online vendor profile
  2. Search and download current solicitation documents such as attachments, planholders, addenda, and procurement results such as bid tabulations and awards
  3. Receive automatic email notifications for solicitations based on product/service categories selected by the vendor
  4. Receive automatic addenda notification(s) as a planholder
  5. Ask questions about the solicitation and receive answers (Q&A) online
  6. Register with the City to provide goods and services under emergency procedures

Questions regarding the vendor portal

If you have any difficulty registering online, please contact the Technical Support personnel by clicking the Help link or visiting the General Questions page.

For general questions regarding the vendor portal, email or call 619-236-6000.