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Bid Information

The City of Salinas is currently accepting bids for construction projects and proposals for maintenance service contracts listed at PlanetBids.com below. Prospective bidders must register on the Planet Bids web site through the City of Salinas vendor portal to view and print bid packages. Only bidders registered through the City of Salinas vendor portal will receive updates and addenda. If the Bidder is not registered on the Planet Bids website through the City of Salinas vendor portal when submitting a bid or proposal, then the bid shall be disqualified.

For a step-by-step instruction guide on how to register on PlanetBids through the City's vendor portal, please refer to documents section below.

View Construction and Maintenance Contracts Currently Out for Bid and Professional Service Requests for Proposals

Local Purchasing Preference To Be Applied To Public Works Contracts

In late 2014, Salinas City Council amended the City’s Local Purchasing Preference Ordinance to include professional services and Public Works contracts that exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) (Sec.12-28.060).

Public Works contracts (Sec. 12-28.050) - In determining the lowest bid for a public works contract, a qualified local business will receive a five-percent (5%) preference.

In order to be recognized as a “local business,” contractors must submit a Declaration of Local Business Form to the City’s Finance Department.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), and Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Firms Program Information and Resources

The City of Salinas is fully committed to encouraging participation of socially and economically disadvantaged, minority, women and small business firms in the performance of public works contracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds [as required by Title 49 Part 26.5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)].

All prospective bidders are encouraged to seek services offered by certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms, Small Business Enterprise firms and Minority/Woman Business Enterprise firms. Please visit the City's DBE, SBE and M/WBE Program Information page for additional resources.