877 Cedar Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
The City of Santa Cruz Standard Terms and Conditions:
View the City's Terms and Conditions [PDF]
To Register to Receive City Bids:
- Search through the NIGP commodity code list for codes that you wish to receive bids for.
- Complete our Bid List Application.
- Return the form via email, via fax to 831-420-5312, or via U.S. Mail to the address above.
- (Optional) Sign-up for Open Bid e-notifications.
View all View all Invitations For Bid, Request For Proposals, and Request For Qualifications
View Bid Results for Public Works
Checklist for submitting a successful bid
Public Works Standard Specifications
Water Engineering Standard Specifications
To Contact Purchasing Staff:
Main Office: 831-420-5080
Purchasing Manager: Laura Nolan, 831-420-5082, email
Buyer: 831-420-5085,Elizabeth Millwee, email
Purchasing Assistant: Maralise Howze, 831-420-5084, email
W9 Form - A current IRS W-9 must be on file for every vendor paid by the City by check.
Business Licenses and Permits - Link to City's Treasury & Revenue Division.
Insurance Requirements for General Services - The City requires suppliers and contractors to carry insurance whenever they perform services on City property.
Insurance Requirements for Professional Services - The City has additional insurance requirements for professional services.
Emergency Resource Agreement - Complete this optional application if you are willing to be included in the City's Emergency Resource List.
Living Wage Compliance Statement - The form is required for vendors awarded a contract subject to the City's Living Wage Ordinance.
Employee Notice of Living Wage contract - Employees must be notified if they are subject to be paid the Living Wage.
Living Wage Rates
Period: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
The minimum wage rate for employees of City contractors are:
1. If benefits are provided, a wage of at least $15.39 per hour.
2. If benefits are not provided, a wage of at least $16.78 per hour.
Prevailing Wage Fact Sheet From The DIR [June 2014] - Read this fact sheet from the California Department of Industrial Relations regarding new procedures for complying with prevailing wage. Go to the DIR website for more information regarding prevailing wage and to register as a contractor.
Prevailing Wage Requirements
The prevailing wage laws imposed by the State of California are stringent and the city of Santa Cruz does everything possible to make sure our vendors and contractors are in compliance.
The Labor Commissioner's Office enforces public works labor laws, including prevailing wage requirements, and issues civil wage and penalty assessments when contractors fail to pay the correct prevailing wage. Contractors can be prevented (debarred) from bidding or working on public works projects for up to three years when the contractor intentionally violates public works law. When wage theft and other criminal activity are found, the Labor Commissioner's Office works with district attorneys' offices around the state to pursue misdemeanor or felony charges including imposing jail time. (source: dir.ca.gov)
Below are two articles demonstrating the DIR's strict enforcement of prevailing wage laws.
If you have any questions about prevailing wage, go to http://www.dir.ca.gov/
The objective of the Purchasing Division is to conduct all purchasing in accordance with the City of Santa Cruz Charter, which reads as follows:
City Charter Section 1414. Competitive Bidding
"Before making purchases of or contracts for, supplies, materials, or equipment, ample opportunity shall be given for competitive bidding, under such rules and regulations and with such exceptions as the Council may prescribe in the ordinance setting up such rules and regulations."
Essentially, we seek to obtain the necessary quantity and quality of products or services required at the lowest price.
We appreciate your interest in selling to the City of Santa Cruz and hope that the documents listed below will be beneficial. Our aim is to help your sales effort and to promote good business relationships with us. Whenever you need more information, please ask.