Do I have to comply with State and Federal mandates in my own business if I wish to do business with the City?
Yes. Contractors must also comply with various personnel laws and regulations (i.e., prevailing wage).
Does the City have incentives?
Bidders located within the City of Lake Elsinore may be given a three percent (3%) pricing allowance when calculating the lowest responsive bid due to the City of Lake Elsinore’s interest in promoting growth and stimulating the local economy. To qualify for this preference, the purchase (or portion of purchase) must be subject to sales tax collection reported as collected within the City of Lake Elsinore, the vendor has a fixed facility with employees within the City of Lake Elsinore, and such vendor shall hold a current and valid City of Lake Elsinore business license.
Does the City have to take the lowest bid?
In competitive purchasing situations, the City is required to accept the lowest responsible proposal. The City reserves the right to reject any proposal, reject or delete any one part of a proposal and accept other parts, and to make award to the lowest responsible vendor as the interest of the City may require.
What if I am a new vendor?
New vendors are encouraged to register on our web site. You will also need to provide a W-9, and obtain a City Business License at the time of acceptance.
What are the City's terms of payment?
Net 45 days from receipt of an original invoice. The City cannot pay from a faxed invoice. All invoices should be mailed or hand delivered to the Accounts Payable Division.