Beginning April 1, 2015, the City of Bakersfield may only award public works projects to contractors and subcontractors that comply with the new Public Works Contractor Registration Law (SB 854).
More information is available at the following links:
Contractors and subcontractors wishing to work on a public works project must register and meet requirements using the online application before bidding on public works contracts in California.
The application also provides agencies that administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors.
- Kim Berrigan, Purchasing Officer - (661) 326-3744
- Cyndee Hluza, Buyer II - (661) 326-3914
Olimpia Frederick, Accounting Clerk - (661) 326-3746
Purchasing Division Main FAX Number - (661) 852-2100
For plans and specifications contact Purchasing at 661-326-3746
- Email: AdmPur@BakersfieldCity.us
Welcome to the City of Bakersfield Purchasing Division. We appreciate your interest in doing business with the City of Bakersfield. All of our vendors make a valuable contribution to the health, safety and welfare of our community and we appreciate the effort you make to provide the City of Bakersfield with quality products and services. The City is always interested in securing responsible vendors who can supply its needs promptly, economically, and in the desired quality and quantities. Our aim is to help you in your sales effort and to promote a climate of good business relationships with the City of Bakersfield.
Purchasing is a division of the Finance Department and is located on the second floor of City Hall, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. The Purchasing Division is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of goods, materials, equipment and services necessary to keep the City operating on a daily basis. Purchasing staff consists of three procurement professionals whose mission is to maintain continuity of services and supplies to support the various City departments and divisions.
We hope the information provided here will benefit you as a new or present vendor. In the event you need more information, please feel free to contact us. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Routine "courtesy" visits are not encouraged as they can disrupt the daily workflow. To conserve time and ensure you adequate attention, we urge you to make a definite appointment before coming to the Purchasing Division.