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Doing Business with the City

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A VENDORS GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY of Santa Clara

This guide will help explain the processes and requirements that are necessary when doing business with the City.

Guide to Doing Business with the City (PDF)

Vendor Registration

The City of Santa Clara has partnered with BidSync to advertise, post, distribute, facilitate and receive electronic responses to the City’s solicitations.  Bidders are encouraged to register with BidSync to receive notifications, and access information about current and past bid opportunities. While BidSync does offer optional services for which they charge a fee, there is no cost to register, receive and respond to City of Santa Clara bid opportunities. If you have any questions or need assistance registering in BidSync, please contact BidSync directly at 1-800-990-9339 or www.bidsync.com

Business Tax and License

All businesses are required to have a valid business license from the City of Santa Clara to transact business or occupy space in the City. Businesses located outside of the City but conducting business activity within city limits are also required to have a Santa Clara business license. For more information or to register your business, please refer to the City’s Business Tax and License.  

Insurance 

Vendors who perform services for the City will be required to submit proof of insurance coverage as specified by the City’s risk manager. 

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