About Purchasing

The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of goods and services for Rancho California Water District.

Bidding Process

Rancho Water utilizes the e-procurement system, BidsOnlineTM, a fully automated web-based vendor registration and bid management system. All formal District solicitations will be conducted through the online system hosted by PlanetBids System (PB SystemTM).

BidsOnlineTM provides the following key features and benefits free of charge so that vendors may:

  • Maintain a self-managed online vendor profile
  • Search and download current solicitation documents such as attachments, plan holders, addenda, and procurement results such as bid tabulations and awards
  • Receive automatic email notifications for solicitations based on product/service categories selected by the vendor
  • Receive automatic addenda notification(s) as a plan holder
  • Ask questions about the solicitation and receive answers (Q&A) online
  • Apply for consideration under the District's Contractors Pre-qualification Program
  • Register with the District for providing goods and services under emergency procedure

To access BidsOnlineTM, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher (free download) must be installed.


Visit PlanetBids Vendor Registration.

If you have any difficulty registering online or require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Technical Support personnel by selecting  "Help" or by emailing PlanetBids support.

It is also advisable that you include in your vendor profile the email address for an alternate contact who will receive the District's email notifications. Following registration completion, you will receive an email confirmation. You may wish to save or print this email since it contains your username and password. If you do not receive this confirmation, it may have been delivered to your junk email file due to firewall settings.

More Information

For general questions regarding BidsOnline please email Todd Landen or call 951-296-6912. It is the vendor's responsibility to keep all of their contact and address information up-to-date.