Bid List Database:
All solicitation projects will be posted through Govlist. If you are a vendor and would like to receive notifications on future bidding opportunities, Sign Up Here and select “Subscribe” to quickly create an account.
The City of Milpitas is currently transitioning bidding systems to provide vendors a more modernized, guided, and intuitive way to get involved in opportunities to do business with the City. Our goal is to make it easier for more businesses to have access to the competitive bidding process and help bring valuable innovations to our community.
For help to register as a vendor and submit proposals, refer to the Govlist Vendor Guides. You may also call Govlist support at 855-680-4747 or type your request in the support chat feature on the City’s Govlist Bidding Portal.
Points to Remember:
Please read all solicitation packages and on-line solicitation requirements and instructions carefully. Be sure you can comply with all of the requirements before you respond. If you have any questions, be sure to contact the individual responsible.
Be sure your offer arrives on time. All solicitation packages state the date and time the offer is to be presented to the City. Do not depend on the U.S. postal Service or a courier service for offers which cannot be submitted on time. Hand delivered is strongly recommended. The City does not accept late offers or bids.
Market your product or service wisely. Always contact the City before you spend money creating expensive demonstration, designs, layouts or presentations.
Pre-bid and pre-proposal meetings are held for larger, more complicated purchases. At these meetings the specifications are explained in detail with project managers and technical staff answers questions on any items in the solicitation.
Check Purchasing web page often to view the list of current open solicitations.
In accordance with the City’s code of ethics, employees will not accept gifts or entertainment. Suppliers are requested to not make any such offers to employees.
We appreciate your interest in selling to the City of Milpitas and hope this guide will be beneficial. Our aim is to help your sales effort and to promote good business relationships with us. The above brochure outlines our purchasing policies and procedures.