This page will help you become better acquainted with Los Rios purchasing procedures and policies.
Whether you are a large organization or a small business, we would like to hear from you and learn of your products or services.
Our goal is to find the best suppliers of the best products at the best price. We encourage all vendors -- particularly small, minority and women-owned businesses -- to participate in Los Rios' purchasing process.
If you need more information, please call the Purchasing Department at 568-3071 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Doing Business With Us
Vendor Application: The Vendor Application is now available online - in PDF format. To view or print this form, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Please click here to access the Vendor Application. Once your application is on file, you can be notified for price quotes or bid proposals.
Making Sales Calls: Sales representatives may make appointments with Purchasing staff Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 568-3071 to make an appointment.
Purchase Orders: If staff at our colleges or district office want to purchase something from a vendor, they need to complete required paperwork and send it to Purchasing.
A purchase is not considered authorized until a purchase order has been prepared and a copy sent to the vendor.
Please click here to validate a Los Rios Community College issued purchase order.
The Bid Process: Our goal is to give all responsible sources of supply an opportunity to present their products or services.
Although we are required by law to accept low bid for most purchases, we make every effort to consider all important evaluation factors when awarding a bid or purchase order. So be sure to clearly indicate the quality and performance factors of your product or service when submitting a bid or price quote for evaluation.
Formal bids must be submitted by the date and hour shown on the Request for Bid form. Bids received after that time will not be considered, so allow ample time if your bid is sent by mail. (Sorry, fax bids cannot be considered.)
Bid results are public information. You may attend bid openings in person or review the results at a later time.
|Types Of Items We Purchase|
• Agricultural Equipment/Supplies
• Duplicating Equipment/Supplies
The Los Rios Community College District is governed by the State of California Education Code and Public Contract Code. This ordinance establishes the legal requirements under which we operate.