We appreciate your interest in supplying materials and services to the City of Richmond. We hope you will find this guide helpful to your business experience with the City. The Purchasing staff strives to obtain the best quality, service and price, while promoting good business relationships which are beneficial to both the City and its suppliers. This guide summarizes the City’s procurement policies, but is not intended to be a complete statement of all City practices and requirements. 

The Purchasing Division employees are members of the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO). As such, we regard public service as a sacred trust. We give primary consideration to the best interests of the City of Richmond. Our goal is to obtain the best value for the City, and attain the maximum value for each tax dollar, while giving all qualified vendors equal opportunity. We conduct ourselves with professionalism, fairness and dignity; and demand truth and honesty in all business transactions. We support a respectful, open and fair competitive process.

City of Richmond Vendor Workshop 
January 18, 2024

The City hosted a “How to do Business in the City of Richmond – Vendor Workshop!”  The January 18, 2024 event discussed business opportunities with the City of Richmond, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, CalTrans, and Chevron. 

Presentations during the Vendor Workshop