Bids / RFPs

Bid, Purchasing, & Vendor Registration

Currently open Bids and RFPs.

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 list. The prequalification entitles each contractor to be informed of the "Notice Inviting Bids" for projects under $200,000. 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.

Register on the Planet Bids website to get started.

If you have any questions or need assistance,  please email Nicole McCalmont.

Register for a Vendor

Register as a vendor and you will receive email 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 Bid Opportunities

Once you have registered, you can submit your bid online and also check out current bids, RFQs, and RFPs for the City of Lake Elsinore.


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 profiles at any time.

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