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 function within the Administrative Services Department is also responsible for verifying that the insurance within the contract have been satisfied, issuing the purchase order, and ordering goods and supplies.
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 here Policy No. B-30 – Procurement Policies & Procedures.
The City of Banning – Purchasing Division utilizes an e-Procurement system called “Planet Bids” that streamlines procurement while ensuring an open, fair and competitive supplier selection process.
The City of Banning, Purchasing Division is pleased to announce the implementation of our new e-Procurement System “PlanetBids”.
To view upcoming bid opportunities, click the link below titled “BIDS & RFP’S" to access the City's PlanetBids vendor portal. To receive notifications for bid opportunities, please click the link below titled "Vendor Registration & Insurance Submittal" and follow the provided instructions. Bid opportunities published prior to May 19, 2017 can be viewed here. The City of Banning will no longer utilized the “Notify Me” tool for procurement. All emails entered after this notification, will not receive future procurement postings.
Doing Business with the City of Banning
Prior to May 19, 2017
To register as a Vendor, click here then select the "New Vendor Registration" to complete the registration process. (We recommend that you register at least one additional contact person's email address in the box entitled "Alternate Email" to receive notices in case the main contact is unavailable.)
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 commodity categories that apply to your business so that you are notified for all of the opportunities that match your company's profile. To assist with your registration, see the City of Banning List of Commodity Codes.
For technical assistance with the vendor registration process, please contact PlanetBids at (818) 992-1771 ext. 0 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.