Local Preference Program

Upcoming Events

South Main Street Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Pacific Park Neighborhood Association
Roosevelt-Walker Community Center
816 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Grand Avenue/ 17th Street Area Workshop
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by Meredith Parkwood/Portola Park Neighborhood Associations
John Muir Fundamental Elementary
1951 Mabury Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

West Santa Ana Boulevard Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Artesia Pilar Neighborhood Association
Romero Cruz Elementary
2701 West Fifth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

55 Freeway/Dyer Road Area Workshop
Monday, April 29, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Holiday Inn Santa Ana-OC Airport
2726 South Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

South Bristol Street Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
South Coast Global Medical Center
2701 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

 

 

On March 5th, 2012 the Santa Ana City Council adopted Ordinance Number NS-2828 creating a Local Preference Program. This program was created to give qualifying Santa Ana and Orange County businesses a competitive advantage in winning city contracts. The Program will also promote increased economic activity in the community as city money spent on contracts re-circulates in the local and regional economies. 

The information presented below will provide more details about this new and exciting program.  

Program Details

  • Establish a 7% preference for small Santa Ana businesses on all qualifying bids for materials, supplies, labor, equipment or services.
  • Establish a 4% preference for small Orange County businesses on all qualifying bids for materials, supplies, labor equipment or services.

Definitions

Santa Ana Business – Must have headquarters or branch office within the city and possess an active Business License and Certificate of Occupancy.

Orange County Business – Must have headquarters or branch office within the County and possess a Business License to perform work in the city.

Qualifying bids for materials, supplies, labor, equipment or services – Local Preference will be apply to all proposals/contracts between $5,000 and $100,000 where the city is not otherwise restricted from offering a preference due to funding source, the City Charter, State or Federal Law. 

The Staff Report as well as the adopted Ordinance (NS-2828) and Resolution (2012-006) are also available online.

How can this program help your business?

Qualifying Santa Ana businesses will be eligible for a 7% preference and Orange County businesses will be eligible for a 4% preference for the procurement of materials, supplies, labor, equipment or services from the city.

How do I register to become an approved vendor?

The city utilizes an online bid management and publication system. This system allows vendors to register online, receive automated email notification of solicitations for goods and services pertinent to their businesses, obtain bid documents and specifications, submit bids online, and view bid results.

California Department of General Services

To be eligible for Santa Ana's local preference program, your business must be registered with the California Department of General Services. Registration is free and can be completed online.  Registering the with State Department of General Services also allows your business to be eligible for requests for goods and services from the State. 

Please contact Finance and Management Services at (714) 647-6941 with any additional questions.