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A Variety of Contracting Opportunities

The Water Authority fosters relationships with vendors who offer quality goods and services at competitive prices. Contractors may attend bid and proposal meetings and business trainings to learn about contracting opportunities with the Water Authority. Interested vendors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Water Authority’s purchasing practices, and register in The Network.

Water Authority’s Vendor Registration System

Vendor Registration in The Network

The Water Authority uses an online vendor registration and notification system called The Network. Registration is free regardless of company size.

Registration in The Network will provide access to solicitation documents (Notices Inviting Bids, Requests for Proposals) posted by the Water Authority and other participating public agencies. In addition, participants will receive automatic email notifications when solicitations are posted that are relevant to their profile.

Registration tip: The North American Industry Classification System sets NAICS code(s), and the U.S. Small Business Administration sets size standards for companies.

Public Works Contractor Registration

Department of Industrial Relations Registration as a Public Works Contractor

Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1725.5, the Water Authority requires all contractors and subcontractors to be registered with the DIR before submitting a bid on any public works project. For more information, go to the state of California Department of Industrial Relations.

Solicitations & Bids

The Water Authority seeks competitive proposals and bids for a variety of goods, supplies, materials, and services posted at Current and Upcoming Solicitations. Solicitation documents for advertised projects are available for view and download by clicking the “More Information” button.

Bid Results from past procurements are available for review, as are procurements done under the Public Agency Clause, which allows for extending contract pricing, terms, and conditions to other public agencies.