Bids and Proposals

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We appreciate your interest in doing business with the City of Santa Maria. City staff strives to contract in an open, competitive and fair manner, to secure maximum value for public funds.

Competitive bids are not subject to negotiations. Awards are made to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.

Please read all bid and proposal forms carefully. Notices inviting bidders are project-specific. The City explicitly explains each detail required to meet minimum specifications. Please be sure you can comply with all the requirements before bidding. If the material is unclear or other complications arise, contact the City as soon as possible; do not wait until the date of the bid opening.

Contractors are advised that the competitive nature of their bids could be affected if their submissions do not include all addenda (if applicable). It is the contractor's responsibility to carefully and frequently review all solicitations and any addenda to which they may respond. View the City's website disclaimer.

Requests For Proposals

It is the responsibility of the proposer to contact the Project Manager to be added to the List of Proposers

Upon bid award, all bid documents will be available for examination in accordance with the State of California Public Disclosure Laws.

Requests For Qualifications

  • None at this time.

Notice Inviting Bidders

  •  None at this time.

Detailed Bid Results

Reports of Bids Received

View the City's Standard Specifications and Standard Drawings.

Business License

The Municipal Code requires all persons or companies conducting business in the City to obtain a business license. View the City's Business License Information webpage.

Bid Proposals Insurance Requirements

When performing work for the City or on property in the care, custody or control of the City, contractors are required to maintain commercial general liability and comprehensive automobile liability insurance with limits not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence, and workers compensation insurance as required by the State of California. The City must be named as additional insured on commercial general liability and automobile liability policies. Insurance certificates shall be filed with the City Clerk's office. (You will be notified before the contract is awarded if insurance is required.)

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