News | April 4, 2023

City Of Oceanside Joins The California Purchasing Group

The City of Oceanside announced it has joined the California Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) - The City of Oceanside announced it has joined the California Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. Bidnet Direct’s Purchasing Group connects 32 participating agencies from across California. The purchasing group provides a transparent bid process through which the bid is available to all vendors at the same time. The City of Oceanside invites all vendors to register online at

The City of Oceanside joined the purchasing group in February 2023. The City of Oceanside will utilize the system to streamline their purchasing process including bid distribution, bid management, and vendor relations. The California Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides 32 local government agencies with the tools needed to have a transparent bid process while minimizing costs and saving time.

“We strive to be as transparent as possible and to give all the information we have about the bid opportunity and the procurement process to all our vendors. By becoming a part of the California Purchasing Group, we can provide all the important and necessary information instantly to our vendors, everything they need is in one spot and they don’t need to contact us to find out details, they can just log in and view everything in real time. This has allowed us to create a more seamless bid process and has provided more participation from vendors across the state,” stated Jordan Queen, Management Analyst of the City of Oceanside.

As a participating agency of the California Purchasing Group, it allows the City of Oceanside to expand their vendor pool and enhance vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. To be added to the existing list of vendors on the California Purchasing Group, any suppliers looking to do business with the City of Oceanside can register online: The City of Oceanside encourages all interested bidders to register today.

Registered vendors can access open bids, related documents, and files, additional addendum, and available award information from all participating agencies. In addition, the California Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their business, including all addenda and advance notification of expiring term contracts.

With one click, the City of Oceanside can now see how many vendors match a specific opportunity, how many have downloaded documents, responded and more. The City of Oceanside also has its own, branded page on the public side of the California Purchasing Group in which taxpayers can view all closed bids and any awarded information.

Vendors may register on the California Purchasing Group: Bidnet Direct’s vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other local California government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the California Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About The City of Oceanside:
Oceanside is a coastal city in California. It's known for palm-dotted Harbor Beach and nearby Oceanside Harbor, with its marina and shops. To the south, the long Oceanside Pier juts into the Pacific Ocean. The California Surf Museum traces the sport's history with a surfboard collection and exhibits on famous surfers. Sculptures, paintings and drawings from the region are on display at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Bidnet Direct:
Bidnet Direct, powered by mdf commerce, is a sourcing solution of regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies throughout the country. Bidnet Direct runs regional purchasing groups, including the California Purchasing Group, across all 50 states that are used by over 1,600 local governments. To learn more and have your government agency gain better transparency and efficiency in purchasing, please visit

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