Bidding/RFP Opportunities

Vendors must register on Planet Bids at the following link: Planet Bid Vendor Portal to view the City of Carson Bids/RFP opportunities.
TitleRFPDue Date/Time

Name Title Email Ph.: (310) 830-7600 Ext.
Josilla Togiola Purchasing Manager 1237
Shelly Root Senior Buyer 1231
Elaine Bedwell Buyer 1216

See Request for Proposal or Invitation for Bid document for instructions.

This information is provided as a service to those who want access to bids through an Internet site. The information contained at this site is subject to change at any time.

Vendors/contractors wishing to bid shall register with the city to make sure that you are sent addenda/amendments. E-mail, call, or fax the buyer/contact person and provide firm name, address, contact person, phone number, bid number, and e-mail address.

NOTE: If not registered with the city, it is the bidder's responsibility to check for any addenda/amendments. Amended bids received without acknowledgment of applicable addenda are not acceptable.

Basic Purchasing Requirements of the City of Carson
The City's fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.
  • Purchases of less than $1,000 in a single fiscal year do not require a Purchase Order or bids.
  • Purchases of less than $5,000 in a single fiscal year require a Purchase Order, but no bids.
  • Purchases of less than $25,000 in a single fiscal year require a Purchase Order and at least 3 informal quotes.
  • Purchases of $25,000 or more typically require an advertised Request for Proposals or Invitation for Bids and a contract.
The City's full purchasing guidelines may be found in the Carson Municipal Code, Article II, Chapter 6.
Vendors wishing to be notified of Requests for Proposals or Invitations for Bids may register at Planet Bids at

All requirements of the proposal or bid process are outlined in the published Request for Proposals or Invitation for Bids documents. Local Business CMC §2601 defines "local business" as a business that can certify that the business:
  1. Has a headquarter, primary or branch office within the City, which was established prior to the City inviting bids for the respective procurement, and
  2. Possesses a current business license and certificate of occupancy, and
  3. Is certified by the State Department of General Services as a Small Business.

If a prospective vendor meets the definition of “local business”, the vendor will receive a 5% preference on the bid amount. This preference will only be applicable to contracts of $100,000 or less (CMC §2611.1).

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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