Frequently Asked Questions

How can I do business with the County of Fresno?

To participate in our bid process, register with Public Purchase, an online bid management system, which administers our formal bids.

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How do I register with Public Purchase?

Please visit our Register to Become a Vendor page for instructions on registering with Public Purchase and the County of Fresno.


Do I have to pay to use Public Purchase?

No, you can choose the free registration option and be able to bid on all formal solicitations.


What do I do if I forgot my Public Purchase username or password?

Please visit the Public Purchase website and follow the instructions provided.


Will the County still accept hard (paper) copies of bid responses?

No, please register with Public Purchase to be able to respond to a solicitation. 


Do I have to sign up for Public Purchase?

Yes, to participate in a formal bid process you must be registered with Public Purchase. 


Where can I find information on current or closed solicitations?

On our Bid Opportunities page, you will find links to view our open and awarded solicitations. 


What are the requirements for Local Vendor or other Preferences?

Go to our Local Vendor/DVBE Preference page for information regarding Local Vendor Preference (LVP) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE). If LVP/DVBE applies to an RFP/RFQ the certification pages will be included within the document. 



Where can I find information on the County’s Surplus Sale?

Please visit our County Surplus Sales page for current information regarding our surplus sale.