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Mailing address:

City of Bakersfield
Financial Services
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
[Locate City Hall North]

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday except Holidays

Finance Phone: 661-326-3742
FAX: 661-852-2040

Purchasing Phone: 661-326-3746
FAX: 661-852-2100



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Purchasing Division

How To Do Business With The City Of Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield Purchasing Division procures a wide variety of materials, equipment and services. [see current code classifications] We actively encourage participation from all businesses, large and small as it is our policy that everyone who comes to sell to the City be given every opportunity to do so if the need arises. We place high value on friendly, personal contact with our vendors and potential vendors. It is our hope that a visit to our purchasing office will be both informative and mutually beneficial.

The Purchasing Division maintains a list of potential vendors for all classes of commodities and services which are regularly purchased and needed by City departments.  Each list is compiled of vendors who have expressed interest in being contacted when the City needs such items.  To be notified of Requests for Quotations, Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals, you must be registered as vendor with the City of Bakersfield. [see vendor registration] By being on our list, a vendor has a greater assurance of being notified of such needs.

In order to do business with the City of Bakersfield, all vendors are required to City of Bakersfield Business Tax Certificate.  (Municipal Code Chapter 5.02 However, a Business Tax Certificate is not required to submit a bid.  For further information contact the City of Bakersfield at 661-326-3762. [Download Application For Business Tax Certificate]