The City of Santa Barbara purchases goods and services from suppliers throughout the state and nationwide. We also enter into contracts with a wide variety of businesses and individuals for a broad spectrum of products and services. These purchase orders and agreements are governed by the agency's commitment to quality, cost effectiveness, efficiency and fairness in a competitive arena as well as adherence to applicable statutes, rules and regulations. The integrity of our procurement process is of utmost importance. Construction bids are handled by the Public Works department.
To begin, click on the Current Bid Announcements link below to view current invitations to bid offered by the City of Santa Barbara. Scroll down the list of invitations and Request for Proposals (RFPs). If you are interested in responding to the notice or invitation, please contact the Purchasing Office.
Effective May 1, 2012, the City of Santa Barbara is advertising bid opportunities in the Montecito Journal. The Montecito Journal is a weekly publication, published every Wednesday, circulated to over 350 locations from Carpinteria to Goleta. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 565-1860. The Montecito Journal is also available online at www.montecitojournal.net.
Please check with the Purchasing Office prior to submitting your bid to obtain and incorporate any addenda that may have been issued. All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes, identifying the bid number and project title, to the Purchasing Office before the deadline shown in the bid documents. Formal bids cannot be received by fax or email.
For more information, view our General Services pages.
City of Santa Barbara
PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
310 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 897-1977 Fax
To register as a vendor with the City of Santa Barbara, please view the links below. We do not register Public Works (construction) contractors.