We are fully committed to establishing a productive business relationship with vendors and contractors to provide quality products and services for the College at the most competitive prices. We conduct all transactions and contract awards for the College based on price and suitability, in accordance governing codes and regulations including, but not limited to, all provisions of the California Civil, Education, Government and Public Contract Codes as well as Board Policy.
Our Business Ethics
Purchasing functions will be carried out in a most efficient manner consistent with
service to the
College, legal requirements, and sound procurement practices conducted with fairness, dignity,
honesty, and integrity.
Since Mt. SAC is a state-funded institution, there are several required procurement procedures and processes that must be adhered to by both the College and prospective vendors who want to provide goods and services. Under state law, the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for all purchases and contracts.
The College’s purchasing philosophy is to maintain professional relationships with all vendors. Vendors are free to advertise and contact our various departments directly. However, your promotional efforts should not include gifts, favors, or any form of personal gratuities to any College personnel. We are equally committed to the principle of inclusive opportunity and welcome the participation of all qualified businesses, including those owned and operated by women, minority, and other underrepresented groups.
Thank you for your interest in doing business with Mt. San Antonio College.
Effective January 26, 2023, our College is transitioning from our current web based process for submitting bids (PlanetBids) to OpenGov.
Our e-Procurement Portal will allow interested parties to do the following:
- Register to bid and receive notifications of future opportunities in the e-Procurement Portal by selecting Subscribe to create an account.
- Follow updates to existing solicitations by finding the solicitation and clicking the Follow button. This will allow all interested parties to receive amendments and addenda automatically.
- Submit questions and receive answers for open solicitations.
- Guide vendors through the process of responding electronically to RFPs, bids, etc. to ensure submissions have been accurately completed.
- Ultimately, be your one location for all bid opportunities issued by the College.
To register for notifications of bid opportunities, please register with OpenGov Procurement. You’ll receive an email to activate your account, and then subscribe to our bids. For more information about how to register, please see our help file here.
THERE IS NO COST FOR VENDORS TO REGISTER WITH OpenGov.
Mt. SAC's purchasing process is completed using the Banner Finance module. If you have been identified as a key person who works in Banner Finance, you must attend one of Purchasing’s Training Series listed below.
After completing the Banner Finance Overview session, you must submit a Banner Finance Account Form to receive the appropriate Banner security access clearance. Requestor's must also submit an OnBase Account Request Form.
To sign up for trainings click the “POD Calendar” link below.
Our District has elected to become subject to the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act ("CUPCCAA"), Public Contract Code sections 22000 et seq. Accordingly, and pursuant to the provisions of Public Contract Code section 22034 and the criteria Promulgated by the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission, contractors interested in bidding on District public works projects are required to complete and submit the Informal Bidding Request (Projects less than $200,000) in order to be placed on the District's Informal Bidding Contractor List.
In accordance with SB 854, all contractors and subcontractors must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to be awarded contracts for public works projects. DIR has extensive information regarding public works requirements on its Public Works website, including instructions for DIR Contractor Registration.