The City requires a variety of forms and supporting documentation depending on the type of bid and amount. The sections below contain the forms most commonly required and describe what they are and when you would need to submit them. This section also contains the City's standard professional and contractual services agreements.
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Oaks Initiative (submit with any bid/purchase >$25,000 annually)+ -
The City Charter (Article XXII-Taxpayer Protection) prohibits a public official from receiving personal or campaign advantage from those to whom they allocate public benefits. These benefits are defined in the Charter, and include any public contract to provide goods or services worth more than $25,000 annually. The Oaks Initiative form is to notify any entity applying or competing for public benefits of the limitations it imposes in providing political support or contributions to public officials within a specified timeframe.
Living Wage Ordinance Certification (submit with any bid / purchase >$54,200 annually)+ -
This form requires a vendor to certify that it complies with the Living Wage Ordinance (LWO) as set by the Santa Monica Municipal Code (Chapter 4.65). The living wage ordinance sets a minimum wage for certain employees, and requires that vendors provide the same health care and other benefits to employees’ same sex spouses and domestic partners as are provided to other employees’ spouses. The LWO applies to contractors providing services to the City where services exceed $54,200. Vendors are required to submit the living wage form and abide by the law when the total amount earned through work with the City of Santa Monica reaches the $54,200 threshold.
The living wage is $19.73 per hour through June 30, 2024. The rate will be $19.73 per hour for July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024. The living wage will be adjusted annually each July 1 by an amount corresponding to the previous year’s change (January to January) in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The City will post the next year's new rate annually no later than May.
Prevailing Wage Acknowledgement (submit with Public Works bids/purchases)+ -
California law SB 7 states that public works projects greater than $15k (maintenance, repair, alteration, demolition, installation) or greater than $25k (new construction projects) require prevailing wage payment.
Contractors involved with public works projects must register and meet requirements using the online application before bidding on public works contracts.
- State of California Department of Industrial Relations Law
- Contractor Registration Law SB 854 Fact Sheet
Non-discrimination Policy Acknowledgement (for any bid/purchase)+ -
Certification Regarding Debarment (for any bid/purchase)+ -
All vendors must submit this form certifying that the bidder and/or any of its Principals, contractors, subcontractors and sub recipients are not currently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of or participating in contracts by any Federal agency, and are not or being considered for the excluded parties list system (EPLS), or ineligible to work on contracts for California Labor Code violations (Sections 1777.1 or 1777.7).
Standard Agreements+ -
Santa Monica has developed standard agreements for contractual relationships with vendors delivering Professional Services and Contractual Services. While the City rarely deviates from these requirements, if there are areas about which you have questions, or you wish to make changes, please contact Procurement.
Other Requirements+ -
Business License (for any vendor operating within City limits)
The City of Santa Monica requires all businesses operating within the City limits, including property owners and independent contractors, to obtain a business license and to pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.
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