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City Hall, 6th Floor
200 South Anaheim Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-765-5195
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The Purchasing Division of the City of Anaheim buys a wide variety of materials and services necessary to make Anaheim a quality community in which to live, work, and play. City departments and programs we purchase for include the Anaheim Public Utilities, Police, Fire, Community Services, Convention Center, Facility, Fleet, and Resort Maintenance, Public Works, Planning, Community Development, and the City Administrative offices. Our policies and practices are governed by Anaheim's City Charter, Municipal Code, and City Council policies.

The City welcomes new suppliers and encourages you to offer your products and services to us. We hope the following information will be useful to you in working with the City.

Bid Policy - Bid Policy - Purchases valued between $5,000 and $20,000 are made by soliciting competitive quotations. Purchases over $20,000 are handled by formal bids or requests for proposals ("RFP"), which are published on the City's website under "Bids and RFPs", at www.anaheim.net/purchasing/. All Purchasing bid specifications and related documents are available for downloading at no charge from our website. Suppliers interested in being notified of bid opportunities in their line of business should register electronically on Purchasing Division's "Supplier Registration" section of the website. Formal bids are publicly opened in the Purchasing offices at the time noted on the Request for Bid, and bid results are posted on our website as soon as they have been reviewed for responsiveness. Bids are awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder meeting the City's specifications. Requests for Proposals are reviewed and scored according to the evaluation criteria stated in the RFP, and awarded to the company best meeting the overall needs of the City.

Local Preference - Vendors located within Anaheim city limits are given a 1% pricing allowance when calculating the lowest responsive bid, based on the City’s receipt of a proportionate return of sales tax.

Licensing, Bonding & Insurance Requirements - The City requires suppliers doing business with us to have an Anaheim business license. License applications can be obtained from the Business License Division, (714) 765-5194 or e-mail at businesslicense@anaheim.net. Depending on the nature of the purchase, additional licenses, insurance and/or bonding may be required. All such requirements are specified in the individual requests for bids or proposals.

Staffing - The Purchasing Division is located on the sixth floor of City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached by phone at (714) 765-5110 or e-mail at purchasing@anaheim.net. Buyers are assigned to the various departments served. To ensure that the appropriate buyer is available and to productively utilize available time, suppliers are seen by appointment only.

Ethics Policy - Our Purchasing staff adheres to the Standards of Purchasing Practice of the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers (CAPPO) to ensure that suppliers are treated fairly and the City's interests are protected.

Bid Protest Procedure - The City's procedure for handling a dispute regarding a bid is contained in our Bid Protest Procedure, which can be viewed by clicking here, or obtained from any Purchasing staff member.

Materials and Services not procured through the Purchasing Division - The following types of items are not handled by the Purchasing Division. Suppliers wishing to sell these products or services to the City should contact the City department who would be most likely to utilize their services:

These departments may be contacted through the City's home page at www.anaheim.net

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