Vendor Contractor Registration

To make the most of this website, you must register your company as a Vendor/Contractor and select at least one commodity code. Registered Vendors/Contractors will receive email notifications about solicitations and bids related to the Vendor's/Contractor's chosen areas of expertise. In addition, registered Vendors/Contractors will receive email notifications of changes to current solicitations and bids.

To register, click on the link below,ca/buyer/public/home

Approval typically takes two business days. Once approved, you will receive a confirming email notification. There is no cost to register as a Vendor/Contractor with SamTrans.

A firm or individual who registers as a Vendor/Contractor will receive email notification of solicitations and bids for SamTrans, Caltrain and Transportation Authority projects/purchase requests. You will be asked to enter information about your firm. In addition, you will be asked to choose a password (your email address will serve as the user name) and identify the areas of expertise for which you wish to receive notifications about solicitations and bids. You may choose as many expertise codes as desired.

However, to be approved as a vendor you must select at least one commodity code.

If there is more than one person in your firm responsible for handling solicitations and bids, it is prudent to register each individual separately. This will ensure that email notifications do not go unnoticed in the event someone is out of the office or you have staffing changes.

Once registered, you have the ability to modify individual profiles as needed. If you are no longer the person that should be receiving solicitation notifications, please contact the Web Administrator at (650) 508-7962 to have your profile deleted.

Each solicitation or bid has an accompanying Planholder's List. By logging on as a Vendor/Contractor and downloading documents, you are automatically added to the Planholder's List for that particular solicitation/bid.

Once you are a Planholder on a particular solicitation/bid, you will be eligible to receive notifications of changes or other information specific to that solicitation/bid.

In the event you need to update any information such as a change of address or modify your email address or password, you can modify your Vendor/Contractor profile by clicking on the Update Profile button available when you log on to our system.

If you experience any difficulties in utilizing this section of the Procurement Website, please contact us at Staff will endeavor to respond to all inquiries within one business day.

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