Bid, Purchasing and Vendor Registration

Currently open Bids and RFPs.


  • Department:Administrative Services Department
  • Category:RFP
  • RFP Number:RFPGOC2018
  • Start Date:01/17/2018
  • Close Date:02/14/2018 3:00 PM


             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Lake Elsinore for the work generally described as: GENERAL CONTRACTOR SERVICES ON-CALL & MINOR CONSTRUCTION 

Proposals shall be submitted to the City Clerk at 130 South Main Street, Lake Elsinore, California, at the hour of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 14, 2018.

The City of Lake Elsinore utilizes PlanetBids, Inc. to administer its Online Bidding/Proposing System.  PlanetBids requires potential vendors and proposers to register  ( ) in order to download contract and proposal documents, thereby assuring a means of notifying vendors and proposers are identified as “Plan holders” of all subsequent information and addenda issued by the City.  Only the electronic documents downloaded directly from PlanetBids will be considered official documents of the City of Lake Elsinore.

 Purpose: The City of Lake Elsinore, hereinafter referred to as the City, is inviting proposals from licensed and qualified general contractors (“Contractor”) to provide on-call, minor construction, as needed and/or emergency repair services (“Services”) for the City. 

 Scope: The Contractor will provide full range construction, maintenance and repair services that may include but is not limited to installations, routine maintenance, service calls, supplies, and emergency services.  It is the City’s intent to award multiple contracts to different Contractors who can provide 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week, on-call support on an as needed basis.

 Qualifications/General Requirements: General Contractor’s License State of California (DIR registered).  All proposers must be licensed, qualified, and understand how to identify the most effective and efficient construction methods to complete the project.      

ANTICIPATED CONTRACT TIME:   Up to one year, with one-year option to renew at discretion of the City

Documents may be obtained online.

For technical information relating to the details of the Specifications and/or Proposing requirements, please contact Jason Simpson at 951-674-3124 x362.

 Click Here for RFP Document

Date: January 17, 2018


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Thank you very much for your interest in doing business with the City of Lake Elsinore. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our purchasing and contracting activities. 

Bidding Process

The City of Lake Elsinore contracts with Planet Bids, Inc. to administer the Online Bidding System to assist the City and Vendors to better connect and find savings in the sourcing process.  Follow the steps below to include your business.

Informal Bidding Process

The City of Lake Elsinore invites interested contractors to complete a Contractor’s Pre-Qualification Application to be placed on the City of Lake Elsinore’s qualified contractor's list. The prequalification entitles each contractor to be informed of the "Notice Inviting Bids" for projects under $175,000 ($200,000 effective January 1, 2019). This process is administered under the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. For more information about this process, please refer to California Public Contract Code § 22034.   Here is the City's current Informal Bid Contractor List updated as of November 2017 (current solicitation open for 2018).

Please return the application to Nicole McCalmont at  

<<<<<<<Click here for the application>>>>>>

To answer additional questions, please view the Bid Process FAQ's

 Bid Register                                              

Register as a vendor and you will receive e-mail notifications regarding current opportunities pertaining to your type of business and current bids.  By registering, you will be able to view bid results as well as having your business on the City's Vendor List.            

 Current Bids      


Once you have registered, you can submit your bid online and also check out current bids, RFQ’s and RFP’s for the City of Lake Elsinore.

Note: In order to access the BidsOnline system, you must install Adobe flash player 10.1 or higher. Click here to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.



All responses are due on or prior to the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder's/proposer's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded or otherwise obtained. Please note: Contractors/Vendors are solely responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate information. Vendors may edit their profile at anytime. 

Contractors/Vendors are solely responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for technical assistance.