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Joining the Vendor Database
The City maintains a vendor database for one year and is used as a resource in locating prospective vendors. To become a part of the vendor database, complete the online PlanetBid Vendor Form

Placement of the information into the Vendor Database does not guarantee the vendor will be contacted by the City on subsequent bids. However, every effort is made to utilize vendors interested in doing business with the City and to incorporate those firms into the purchasing process. Please note that due to the overwhelming number of vendors on the City’s Engineering and Construction Consultants list, any project exceeding $50,000 will be advertised on PlanetBids and the following trade papers: Bluebook, BidAmerica, Construction Market Data, the local newspaper and on the City’s website.

Handling of Small Projects
Small projects are handled by the Community Development Department and are administered using their qualified vendor list. Although every effort is made to contact vendors for quotes when applicable, vendors are advised to keep abreast of upcoming Public Works Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects by referencing the trade papers and periodically viewing the City’s website where current bids and requests for proposals are posted.

Encouraging Competition & Sharing of Information
The City of Commerce makes every effort to encourage competition and to include interested vendors in the purchasing process for the purchase of supplies, equipment and services. The City encourages information regarding products, equipment, and services.

For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more details about the City’s purchasing procedures, please contact the Purchasing Division at (323) 722-4805 ext. 4421.