The district engages in a large number of diverse suppliers and contractors to procure various products and services to support all its educational, operational, and organizational needs.
Becoming an SOCCCD Supplier / Contractor
Doing business with the district requires new suppliers and contractors to register online with PlanetBids
Bidding on District Projects
All suppliers and contractors are encouraged to visit PlanetBids to view active bids.
A list of all bids and RFQ&Ps issued since July 1, 2021, is available at Current Bids and RFQ&Ps
A list of archived bids and RFQ&Ps issued prior to July 1, 2021, is available at Archived Bids and RFQ&Ps
Suppliers and contractors intending to submit a response to the district’s bids or RFQ&Ps shall conform to all specifications and response requirements identified in order to be responsive.
The district’s procurement of goods and services is centralized to the Procurement, Central Services, and Risk Management Department. All procurement actions are in strict adherence to applicable California Public Contract Codes, Government Codes, Education Codes, Board Policies, and Administrative Regulations. The Board Policies (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR) that govern procurement actions for the district include, but are not limited to, the following:
Purchase Orders and Contracts/Agreements
Only fully executed Purchase Orders and Contracts/Agreements for purchase of goods and services shall be recognized as valid and enforceable obligations by the District. Suppliers/Contractors must ensure that they have in their possession a fully executed District Issued Purchase Orders and/or Contract/Agreement prior to start of service or before processing an order in order to ensure payments for such goods or services. This requirement applies for orders and services related to the South Orange County Community College District, and/or its campuses (Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and ATEP). Suppliers/Contractors providing goods or services without a fully executed Purchase Order and/or Contract/Agreement in place will be doing so at their own risk.
Only a properly designated agent of the Board of Trustees, such as the Vice Chancellor of Business Services or Executive Director of Procurement, Central Services & Risk Management can obligate the District for purchase of goods and services.
You are highly encouraged to visit the Procurement Department webpage for additional information