Online help is provided to offer users assistance using the LA County Bid Website.
If you need additional assistance please contact ISD/Purchasing Central Services at 323-267-2729.


 

How can I search for Open County Bids?
How can I search for Closed County Bids and Award information?
How can I generate a list of Vendors who have registered with the County?
How can I generate a list of Certified Small Business Vendors?
Can I Download and Print a Bid?
What are Commodity Codes?




 

 

How can I search for Open County Bids?
 

There are three options for searching for Open Bids.

  • Commodity / Services
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Bid by searching or browsing through a list of commodities and services. Only commodities and services that have a bid associated with them will by displayed and able to be searched.

  • Bid Title, Bid Number, or Description
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Bid by searching or browsing through a list of Bids.

  • County Department
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Bid by searching or browsing through a list of Bids for the selected County Department.
With in each category Bids can be sorted by:
  • Bid Title
  • Bid Number
  • Bid Type
  • County Department
  • Bid Closing date
Open bids will remain in this section of the web site up until the closing date for the bid expires.

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How can I search for Closed County Bids and Award information?
 

All closed bids and Awards were orginally hosted in the Open Bids section of this web site before their closing date expired. In addition to the Bid information, the Bid's Award information can be viewed in this section.

There are three options for searching for Closed Bids and Award Information.

  • Commodity / Services
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Closed Bid or Award by searching or browsing through a list of commodities and services. Only commodities and services that have a Close Bid or Award associated with them will by displayed.

  • Bid Title, Bid Number, or Description
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Closed Bid or Award by searching or browsing through a list of Closed Bids and Awards.

  • County Department
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Closed Bid or Award by searching or browsing through a list of Closed Bids and Awards for the selected County Department.
With in each category Bids can be sorted by:
  • Bid Title
  • Bid Number
  • Bid Type
  • County Department
  • Bid Closing date
Awarded Bids will remain in this section for a period of 90 days following the Award's Closing date.

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How can I generate a list of Vendors who have registered with the County?
 

Generating your list of Vendors begins by searching the commodities Vendors have selected as part of their registration process. After finding a commodity description that meets the criteria of the vendors your looking for select the commodity code link to generate a list of vendors.

Commodity Search Options:

  • List Commodity Descriptions Alphabetically
    • A set of letters are displayed in the upper left corner. 
    • Click on a letter to display a list of commodity descriptions that begin with the letter you selected.
    • Select the link next to each description to view a list of EXPANDED commodity descriptions.
    • Select the Commodity Number link to view a list of Vendors
    • Select the Vendor Number link to display contact information about the selected vendor
  • Commodity Text Search
    • Select this option box to perform a text search on commodity descriptions at the Class or Class-SubClass level.
    • Enter your search criteria in the text box and click the "Search" button.
  • Enter a Class-SubClass code
    • If you already know or have a Class-SubClass commodity code, enter your code in the text box and click the "Go" button. The result will be a single Class-SubClass commodity code and description.
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How can I generate a list of Certified Small Business Vendors?
 

Options for listing Certified Small Business Vendors.

  • Vendor Name, Vendor Number, or Vendor Certification Number
      By selecting this option you will be able to locate a Vendor by searching or browsing through a list of Vendors.

    Vendor Search options:

    • List Vendors Alphabetically
      • A set of letters are displayed in the upper left corner.
      • Click on a letter to display a list of Vendor Company Names that begin with the letter you have selected.
      • Select the Vendor Number link to display contact information about the selected vendor

    • Search by Vendor Name, Number, Certification number
      • Select the type of search from the dropdown box.
      • Enter the name or number you are looking for in the text field.
      • Click the Submit button to generate a list of vendors.


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Can I Download and Print a Bid?
 

The files to download can range is size from as small as 125k to as large as 5M, and are in an Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, or WinZip compressed format. To view PDF documents the Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be installed on your workstation. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available FREE to download from Adobe

Please note: Although the information on this web site is in a standard format, content may vary due to the specifications of each Bid and the accuracy at which the information was entered by each County Department.

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What are Commodity Codes?
 

Commodity codes are a means of categorizing products and services. The structure of the commodity codes used in this page is hierarchical beginning with general Class level commodities that relate to more detailed commodities at the Class Sub-Class Level.

Example - Commodity Structure

    Class Description
    615 OFFICE SUPPLIES, GENERAL

    Sub-Class Description
    615-03 PAPER FOR ADDING MACHINES AND CALCULATOR (ROLLS)
    615-17 BOX FILES - OFFICE SUPPLIES
    615-35 FILE CARDS, BLANK AND RULED

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