Federal, state and local governments buy just about every category of commodity and service available. Selling goods and services to a government entity can be interesting and lucrative work. It's an income potential that deserves consideration by your business.
Doing Business with the City of Riverside
The City processes nearly $240 million ($90 million in goods and services and $150 million in Public Works projects) in orders and contracts annually. The City operates under a centralized purchasing division established by our City Charter, and is staffed with professional Procurement & Contract Specialists who are assigned specific commodities to purchase. To do business with the City, these are a few things you need to know.
To learn more about the procurement process with the City of Riverside, click here.
The County of Riverside Purchasing department is constantly looking for suppliers of the varied goods and services it procures. The business of the County government consumes large amounts of goods and services which the Purchasing Department tasks to procure. The department generally creates bids for most items, and in the case of repetitively purchased items, establishes long term contract that may be for periods of one to five years in length.
To view current bid opportunities and learn more about the procurement process with the County of Riverside, click here.
Doing Business with the State
The State of California purchases a wide variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor. Annual purchases total almost $10 billion. The Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city or local boards of education.
All State of California bid opportunities are advertised on the California State Contracts Register (CSCR).
To learn more about procurement opportunities with the State, click here.
Doing Business with the Federal Government
The U.S. Government is the world's largest buyer of products and services. Purchases by military and civilian installations amount to nearly $200 billion a year, and include everything from complex space vehicles to janitorial services to cancer research.
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting & Business Development works with federal agencies to award at least 23 percent of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses and help federal agencies meet specific statutory goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses (WOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and small businesses that are located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone).
To learn more about doing business with the Federal Government, click here.