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Guidelines for Purchasing & Professional Services
Regional/Small Business Program
Regional/Small Business Program
Consultants and vendors who would like to receive solicitation notices from Metropolitan must register.  Consultants and vendors are encouraged to review Metropolitan’s Web site announcements regularly for contracting opportunities.

By registering with Metropolitan, small businesses and local firms can qualify for special consideration in accordance with Metropolitan’s Business Outreach Program. Small and/or local businesses receive preference for purposes of bid evaluation only as follows:

  • Small business enterprises will have their bids reduced by an amount equal to 5% of the lowest non-SBE bid.

  • Local businesses, those operating within the MWD service area, will have their bids reduced by an amount equal to 5% of the lowest, non-SBE bid.

Regional/Small Business Program

These guidelines do not apply to Metropolitan’s construction contracts.  Construction contracts are conducted and administered separately.  The procedures for contracting for construction are established in the Public Contract Code. 

Procurement Methods
Bid and Proposal Submittal and Results
Doing Business Contacts
Delivery, Payment Terms and Insurance Requirements
Debriefing Procedures
Protest Procedures and Appeals Board
  Go Green

Submit your invoices electronically and save paper and postage costs. The new system will be operational in November 2014, but you can begin sending invoices via email or fax.

Check with your personal Accounts Payable representative for more information.


business outreach team

Metropolitan Water District procures goods, non-professional services, and professional services in accordance with Metropolitan’s Administrative Code and applicable government statutes and regulations.

This guide gives you all the information you need to do business with Metropolitan.  

It answers your questions including: 

  • How do I register as a Metropolitan vendor/consultant?

  • How do I submit a proposal or bid?

  • How can my small business compete?

  • What are Metropolitan’s delivery and payment terms?

  • What are the rules that govern Metropolitan’s procurement and contracting?

We look forward to doing business with you. 


Page updated: October 3, 2014