Doing Business

SOCWA is a strong partner with the local business community, helping to plan projects and provide the services necessary to fuel our region’s economy. If you’re interested in doing business with SOCWA, you’ve come to the right place.

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Bid Opportunities
What you need to know to do business with SOCWA

We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our purchasing and contracting activities. To begin the process, please visit the Contracting/Purchasing Opportunities section, where you can register as a bidder online, search for bid requests, order and download documents, bid electronically (where applicable), and much more! If you would like to look at or print the list of commodity codes currently used at SOCWA, click here to view current list of codes. Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through our online system. All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder’s/proposer’s responsibility to ensure that the most complete  and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded. 

Please noteContractors/Vendors are solely responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate information. Vendors may edit their profile at anytime.

We have made every effort to make all aspects of the contracting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible. However, if you need help or have questions concerning the features of Planet Bids, please call Planet Bids directly at (818) 992-1771.

Contractors/Vendors are solely responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance.

Note: In order to access the BidsOnline system, you must install Adobe flash player 10.1 or higher. Click here to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Visit our Purchasing Guidelines page for guidelines and limits & vendor registration.

California’s Prevailing Wage Law, codified at California Labor Code sections 1720 et seq., provides that contractors and subcontractors performing work on state, municipal or local public works projects with a value of over $1,000 pay their workers not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the public work is performed as set by the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”).