How to Register as a City Vendor

Registering with OpenGov Procurement is your first step to participating in City of Santa Monica bid opportunities. The City of Santa Monica contracts with OpenGov Procurement to manage its purchasing process with vendors.  Registration is simple and free and many neighboring Southern California cities use the same service.

Continue the Process:

Registering as a vendor with the City will allow you to do any of the following:

  • Download private bid information package documents
  • Submit a question
  • Acknowledge addenda
  • Submit a bid electronically
  • Receive email notifications about bid opportunities.
  1. Register as a Vendor

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    Create an account with OpenGov Procurement by clicking the "sign up" link here.

  2. Complete Registration and Activate your Account

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    Check your email inbox, and click the "Activate Account" button in the welcome email from OpenGov Procurement to complete registration and activate your account. 

  3. Subscribe

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    To ensure you receive notifications about new bid opportunities from the City of Santa Monica, click the green "Subscribe" button here.

  4. Update Company Profile

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    Learn how to update Your Contact Information and Company Profile here.

  5. Fill in the Purchasing Categories

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    Fill in the purchasing categories you want to be notified about.  This is found under your company profile.  
    NOTE:  If you subscribe to the City of Santa Monica as a vendor and you DO NOT designate a purchasing category, you will be notified about EVERY open bid opportunity.

  6. Follow a Project

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    In OpenGov Procurement, click on any "open" project, then click "Follow" on any open projects that are of interest to you.

  7. Apply to a Project

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    In OpenGov Procurement, click on any "open" project, then click "Apply to Project" for any project you wish to submit a proposal.

  8. Step-by-Step Guide

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    A visual step-by-step instruction guide to register as a vendor may be found here.

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