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Current Bids

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:

Effective January 1, 2021, the bid threshold for school district contracts competitively bid pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20111(a) has been increased from $95,200 to $96,700. This bid threshold applies to any of the following:

  • Equipment, materials, or supplies furnished, sold, or leased to the district;
  • Non-construction services; or
  • Repairs, including maintenance (as defined in Public Contract Code section 20115, that are not public projects (as defined in Public Contract Code section 22002(c)).

The bid threshold for construction services contracts remains at $15,000, unless the district has adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA).

SMBSD is a CUPCCAA  District and as such bid thresholds for construction services contracts for agencies, including school and community college districts, are unchanged from 2019, and remain as follows:

  • Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order without bidding;
  • Public projects of $200,000 or less may be awarded by informal bidding procedures; and
  • Public projects of more than $200,000 must be awarded by formal bidding procedures.

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