Purchasing services in the City of Irvine are provided through the City’s Administrative Services Department, Purchasing section.

The Purchasing section’s goal is to ensure the acquisition of quality goods and services at the best value to the City. The section oversees the competitive bidding process, supplier selection and provides contract management services for all City departments. It also oversees the operations of a central warehouse.

Supplier Registration and Bid Opportunities

To ensure an open, fair and competitive supplier selection process, the online supplier registration program has been developed. This system allows firms to register for consideration for future solicitation opportunities. Once registered, your firm will be notified via email whenever the City posts a new bidding opportunity that matches the criteria your firm selected when registering. You may register your firm or check for current bidding opportunities by clicking here.

Local Vendor Preference

The City has adopted a “Local Vendor Preference” program, whereby Irvine firms are afforded a 5% ($2,000 maximum) preference when bidding on equipment and supplies for the City, for determining the lowest bidder. For Local Vendor Preference program info, please click here.

Prevailing Wage Requirements

The City of Irvine is subject to prevailing wage requirements for public works projects and maintenance and repair work exceeding $1,000. For information about the City’s prevailing wage requirements, please click here.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The City has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program which generally applies to projects with federal funding.  If the DBE requirements apply, they will be included in the bid specifications.  Along with the DBE program, the City supports other Small Business Enterprise (SBA) firms.  For Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program resources, please click here.

Doing Business with the City of Irvine Guide

A guide was created to assist firms with doing business with the City of Irvine, including contact info, insurance requirements, where to send invoices electronically, and other useful information.  For the Doing Business with the City of Irvine guide, please click here.

Business Outreach Programs

Outreach programs for Irvine businesses have included presentations about doing business with the City of Irvine and other local entities.  To view these presentations, please click here.

Doing Business with the County of Orange

For information about doing business with the County of Orange, including registering for upcoming bid opportunities, and learning about the County’s Vendor Information Day held on the first Thursday of each month (except for holidays), please visit the County’s website at http://olb.ocgov.com/business

Debarred Contractor List

Debarred contractors are prohibited from bidding on City contracts or performing work as a subcontractor.  For a list of Debarred Contractors, please click here.

If you have any questions, please send via email to: purchasing@cityofirvine.org