City of Del Mar joins the California Purchasing Group by Bidnet Direct

The City of Del Mar invites all potential vendors to register online.

The City of Del Mar has officially joined the California Purchasing Group, one of Bidnet Direct’s regional e-procurement solutions, providing vendors throughout California easy online access to its upcoming solicitations. The City of Del Mar invites all vendors to register online at

The regional purchasing group connects local public agencies with vendors looking to do business with the government. Registered vendors of the California Purchasing Group can gain access to a variety of bid opportunities throughout California in one easy-to-use location. By posting upcoming bids and RFPs on the California Purchasing Group, the City of Del Mar ensures an entire community of vendors can view their solicitation, download documents, and receive notification of addenda, helping to streamline their procurement process.

“Distributing bids manually made it challenging to reach additional vendors. There would be instances where only one or two vendors would submit a proposal and when you are required to have a minimum number of vendors in order to go through with the bid process. But with the California Purchasing Group, we’re able to post our bids in one spot with all the information associated with that opportunity and the number of vendors we now reach has increased dramatically, creating the vendor competition we aim for,” said Ashley Jones, City Manager of the City of Del Mar when asked why their department decided to join the California Purchasing Group. “It also allows for vendors to see whether or not their pricing is competitive against other businesses and gives them a chance to adjust for future opportunities.”

The City of Del Mar invites all local vendors to visit and register to receive access to its upcoming solicitations as well as the upcoming bids and RFPs from over 50 other public agencies participating on the California Purchasing Group. Registered vendors have the option to upgrade their service to receive customized bid alerts, notification of term contract expiration, and notification of a real-time addendum.

About the City of Del Mar:

Del Mar is a beach town in San Diego County, California, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Established in 1885 as a seaside resort, the city incorporated in 1959. The Del Mar Horse Races are hosted on the Del Mar racetrack every summer.

About Bidnet Direct:

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