Purchasing & Contract Administration

Are you interested in doing business with the City of Hemet or would you like to bid on the current opportunities listed below? 


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It's simple! Use this link to Register as a vendor with PlanetBids and you will receive an email notification when the City is interested in purchasing your product or service. You can also view any current bid opportunities and then submit your bid.



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Don't forget to register as an Emergency/Disaster supplier or service provider under the "Emergency Operations" tab.

If you run into any technical issues related to electronic bidding, please feel free to contact the City's online bid management provider, PlanetBids, at 818-992-1771. Their friendly customer service representatives are eager to help you to register as a vendor, update your passwords and profiles, upload/download your documents, and submit your electronic bids and proposals.

Already Registered

Great! The City's Purchasing division assists City departments by reviewing and issuing all vendor contracts, purchases orders, and insurance certificates (related to contracts and purchase orders) to ensure compliance with the City's Municipal Code, the State of California's Public Contract Code, and to reduce liability exposure. The City's Procurement Administrator is ready to serve you!

Purchasing Guidelines

The City makes every effort to remain transparent, competitive, accountable, and responsive. Here is a link to the City of Hemet Purchasing Code.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Here is a copy of the City's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions.

Insurance and Business License

Ready to start work for the City but you need to provide insurance and get a business license?

Here is a copy of the Professional Services & Minor Construction Requirements (PDF) and a link to the Business License Application Page.

Does Hemet Give Preference to Local Businesses?

Yes! In an effort to address the needs of the City and the business community, the City Council adopted a Local Vendor Preference Program (HMC 2-340), effective February 8, 2018. The program provides a preference to Hemet businesses interested in bidding on supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services solicited by the City.

How Local Vendor Preference Works

A local vendor that submits a bid for materials, supplies, and equipment, within 5% of the lowest bid (non-local vendor) will be awarded the bid if they are willing to reduce their bid to the lowest bid amount. Moreover, for solicitations that are based on criteria other than lowest price (e.g. Professional Services - where experience, quality, schedule, etc. may be additional factors), a 5% preference will be added to the final evaluated local vendor score. Specific information is provided with each bidding opportunity.

We look forward to working with you. And remember to "Shop Local First!"

interested in bidding on surplus personal property 

All items deemed surplus are available to bid on through GovDeals.com. If you are interested in viewing or bidding on these items click here. A general description of the type of property to be sold and the time and place of such Bid opening or auction can be found on the linked website.

  1. Candace Sunds

    Procurement Administrator

  2. Purchasing

    Physical Address
    445 E Florida Avenue
    City Hall
    Hemet, CA 92543

    Fax: (951) 765-2337
    Emergency Phone: 911


    Monday through Friday

    7:30 am to 5:30 pm