Open/Closed Bid Requests
The following listing represents bids which are currently active within the City of Antioch. For more information in regards to these bids or to find out how you may become a vendor within the City of Antioch, please contact the responsible department. All bids are due via mail or courier no later than the published date and time. NO fax bids will be allowed.
If you download any of these documents from this website, it is the vendor's responsibility to check back with the website for any addenda that may have been issued, prior to the bid/proposal due date or you may contact the responsible department listed in the bid document.
Public works construction projects, or leases and rentals of real property are usually negotiated by the Engineering Department or City Attorney's Office.
To conserve public funds through reduction in cost and improvement in quality of materials and services purchased.
Continually seek new sources of supply and new products.
Qualify new suppliers and make plant visits to increase our knowledge of products,
services, plant facilities and personnel.
Review suppliers' performance to insure reliability.
Assure prompt delivery of supplies, equipment and services to meet the requirements of all City departments.
Methods of Procurement
As stated before, competition is the key when doing business with the City of Antioch. Most procurement actions with a dollar value of $5,000.00 or more will be competitively bid. This may be in the form of a written bid or a telephone bid. All purchases over fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) are formal bids and are subject to approval by the City Council. This type of bid will only be accepted when all correspondence is sealed.
Please read all bid and proposal forms carefully. The City explicitly explains each detail required to meet minimum specifications. Please be sure you can comply with all the requirements before bidding. If the material is unclear or other complications arise, contact the Purchasing Office as soon as possible. Do not wait until the date of the bid opening.
All bids must be received by the requesting department prior to closing time and date specified. Late bids will not be accepted.
Upon bid award, all bid documents will be available for examination in accordance with the State of California Public Disclosure Laws.
Each department in the city is responsible for their own purchasing. Please contact the department directly to be maintained on their bidders list.
Being on the bidders list does not guarantee that you will receive bids. The number of potential bidders sometimes prohibits the mailing of bids to every vendor listed under a particular commodity or service.
To remain abreast of the City's current bids, you should review this page regularly to check the current listing of bids.
Many vendors furnish catalogs of their products. These are displayed in the Finance Department for use by all City departments. Vendors are encouraged to keep their catalogs updated on a frequent basis.
Bonding and Sureties
While there may be cases where bid bonds, payment bonds or performance bonds are required, the City is committed to use bonds only when specifically justified. Bonding is recognized as a possible impediment to a new or small business, therefore, it is not called for on a routine basis.
Normally, property damage and public liability insurance are required of those vendors performing services on property owned by the City of Antioch. (You will be notified before the contract is awarded if insurance is required. Worker's compensation is also required for your employees.)
The City of Antioch desires to pay its bills in a prompt manner. The payment is contingent upon receiving a proper invoice and delivery of the goods or services. Invoices must be mailed to Accounts Payable for processing. Payment is usually made on a net thirty days basis. Partial payments will be made on partial deliveries.
A business that wishes to be considered a DBE or WBE must be certified by the California Department of Transportation or another governmental agency whose certification process is accepted by the City of Antioch.
The promotion of good vendor relations is an important function in the City's procurement process. Much of the City's and your time will be saved by observing the following rules and principles:
- Generally, authorized department representatives are the only persons authorized to commit the City for the purchase of materials, services or equipment. Payment may not be made for any goods delivered or services rendered without an authorized purchase order.
- Make your sales investments wisely. Sometimes a vendor will devote considerable time and money in presenting a product to a City department, in hope of making a sale. If you do this, remember that the purchase will eventually be made by competitive bid. What you spend for expensive designs and demonstrations does not guarantee you an order.
- Every employee of the City of Antioch is required to keep free of obligation by refusing to accept gifts offered by vendors or their representatives. Therefore, vendors are requested to cooperate in this regard by not making any such offers to employees.
We are pleased with your interest in the City of Antioch and want to assure you that we will give you every opportunity to compete for the City's business.