The Purchasing Division is part of the Administrative Services Department. The Purchasing Division is responsible for obtaining quotes for services, preparing formal bids and getting the proper authorization from the City Manager or Council to enter into a contract. The Purchasing Division is also responsible for verifying that insurance requirements have been satisfied, issuing purchase orders, and ordering of goods and services.
Public employment is a public trust. Public employees must discharge their duties impartially to assume fair, competitive access to government procurement by responsible contractors. Moreover, they shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to foster public confidence in the integrity of the City procurement process.
The Purchasing Code of Ethics is maintained and enforced by the City Purchasing Officer and can be reviewed in Policy No. B-30 – Procurement Policies & Procedures.
The City of Banning Purchasing Division utilizes an e-Procurement system called “ProcureNow” that streamlines procurement while ensuring an open, fair and competitive supplier selection process.
Bidding and Vendor Registration
Use the link below titled “Vendor Registration & Bidding Information" to access the City’s e-procurement system. Here you will be able to “Subscribe” to receive notifications for bid opportunities. All current bid and RFP solicitations, including notifications, that are administered by the Centralized Purchasing Division will be conducted in the e-Procurement system mentioned above. Please note that Centralized Purchasing does not utilize the “Receive Notifications” tool located on the city’s website, main home page.
We recommend that you register your business under a company email address that is accessible by multiple users within your entity so that bid notifications are always sent to a current and monitored email address.
Please note: Vendors/Contractors are solely responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate information and may edit the profile at any time.
Please make sure that you register for all categories that apply to your business so that you are notified of all opportunities that match your company’s profile. If you do not select a category you will receive a notification for all bids released.
For technical assistance with the vendor registration process, please use the following instructions.
Please send your insurance documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the city’s surplus auction opportunities, please use the following link, https://www.govdeals.com/cityofbanning