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Current Bids

The District is NOW POSTING ALL proposal solicitations and bid opportunities via the Santa Maria Times Newspaper and online through PlanetBids™.  First-time users will be required to register as a bidder/vendor. Once registered, your company will receive an email notification when a new bid opportunity has been posted for the applicable categories identified in your vendor profile.  Registered users will also have full access to search the District's current bid opportunities, download documents, and view bid results.

To register, please visit the PlanetBids website:

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Both formal and informal solicitations may be processed through our online system. All responses are due at, or before, the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder’s/proposer’s responsibility to ensure the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded.

Contractors/vendors are solely responsible for maintaining their online profile with up to date and accurate information. Vendors may edit their profile at any time.

The District has made every effort to make all aspects of the contracting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible.

If you need assistance or have questions concerning the features available to our bidders/proposers, please contact the Purchasing Department at 805-361-8175 or 8176 or 5996.

Vendor/Supplier Registration:

The Santa Maria-Bonita School District encourages participation by all vendors and requires all prospective vendors to be registered on the PlanetBids™ site.  Once registered, you may be notified of upcoming bids and may submit proposals and bids in their respective fields.  When a need exists for your product or service; your company will automatically receive an e-mail advising a bid/proposal opportunity is now available in your area of interest. 

Vendor/Supplier Responsibility:

It will be the sole responsibility of each vendor/supplier/contractor to maintain and keep current, their company's information in the PlanetBids™ e-bidding website.  In the event of a contact person name change, address, phone, etc., it will be necessary for the vendor/supplier to edit their company information on the e-bid site.  It is understood that all bid notifications will be sent to the e-mail address supplied by the vendor. Therefore, in the event of an e-mail address, personnel or ISP change, it is imperative the vendor information be kept current.  Otherwise, bid notifications will never be received and the opportunity for bid participation will be lost.

To register OR update your information, please go to:

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Disclaimer: Purchasing notices are available electronically on the PlanetBids™ website. Bid documents shall be obtained through PlanetBids™. The Santa Maria-Bonita School District is not responsible for any damages or losses related to any system errors or interruptions affecting the PlanetBids™ website.  The Santa Maria-Bonita School District is not responsible for technical or mechanical problems of third-party hosting.


Should you require further information, contact the Purchasing Department at 805-361-8175 or 8176 or 5996.

Bid Limits:

The Superintendent of Public Instruction has raised the bid threshold limit for non-construction, competitively bid contracts. It is now set at $90,200 effective January 1, 2018. Public Contract Code section 20111(d) provides for an annual inflationary increase determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The increase for 2018 has been set at 2.20%. This higher bid limit only applies to (1) the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies; (2) services, except construction services; and (3) repairs, including maintenance as defined in Public Contract Code section 20115, that are not public projects as defined in Section 22002(c).

Please note the $15,000 threshold for construction services/public works projects has not been affected by this inflationary change.

Public Contract Codes require formal bidding and advertising for public works projects or purchases equal to or exceeding these specified limits.


Contact Us

Patricia McKnight
Coordinator of Purchasing

MaryLou McDonough 
Purchasing Technician

Angela Gudmunds