Thank you for your interest in doing business with the County of Orange. The County's purchasing functions are decentralized with specific employees in the various departments responsible for purchasing decisions. The County Procurement Office is responsible for issuing County-Wide Master Agreements as well as assisting the various departments of the County as they purchase equipment, goods and services and for administering the Online Bidding System.
The County of Orange utilizes an online bidding system to solicit the products and services needed. Please click here to view the current bidding opportunities.
Your first step should be to register as a supplier in our Online Bidding system. During registration, vendors will select from a list of commodities based on the goods and services they provide. After registering, vendors will begin to receive e-mail notifications about County bid opportunities for goods and services their company provides. There is no cost to register.
This website is intended to serve as a general guide to introduce you to the County’s procurement functions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, call the County Procurement Office at (714) 567-7314.
The County of Orange conducts its procurement process in a competitive, open and fair environment. In order to safeguard this principle, everyone involved within the procurement process are required to abide by the policies and procedures adopted by the County.
Contract Policy Manual (PDF) - All of the policies are listed herein this website to provide direction to all of the procurement process, as well as, the procedures describing the specific actions to be taken to conform with established general policies, and allow for the orderly implementation of these policies.
Notice of Deferral of the Procurement Provisions Under Uniform Guidance
2 CFR Section 200.110 (a), Effective/Applicability Date was amended on May 17, 2017 to allow non-federal entities to continue to comply with the procurement standards in OMB Circular A-110 or the A-102 common rule, as applicable, through December 25, 2017, extending the grace period from 2 years to 3 years. Implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR sections 200.317 through 200.326 is now required for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2017. The County of Orange is electing to defer the implementation of the procurement provisions under Uniform Guidance until July 1, 2018.
Vendor Protest Procedures - To ensure a transparent procurement process is in place, the County of Orange has an established Protest Process wherein vendor can express their claim or concern with the procurements taking place.
County Standard Terms & Conditions (PDF) - The standard terms and conditions provided on this website are typically used on every County solicitation. However it is important to note that in most circumstances due to the nature of the goods/services, supplemental terms and conditions of a solicitation will be developed and included as additional terms and conditions to the standard terms and conditions.
Vendor Information Day - To receive an on site walk-through of how to do business with the County, please come to our Vendor Information Day.
Preference Policies - These initiatives were created to benefit our Orange County local small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises