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Purchasing and Procurement

The Purchasing Services Unit facilitates the procurement of Goods and General Services in support of all Santa Clara Valley Water District operational and administrative departments.

Purchasing also processes Public Works and Consultant Contracts up to $25,000. Purchasing administers a fair and open sourcing process for suppliers who wish to do business with the district, and as a public agency, the district’s purchasing practices are regulated by local, state and federal laws.

The Purchasing Services Unit procures approximately $30 million in goods and services annually. This includes:



  • Lab Supplies and Equipment 
  • Treatment Plant Chemicals 
  • Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Class IV 
  • IT Hardware & Software 
  • Valves, Meters, Motors, & Pumps 
  • Public Outreach (ex: Media Buys/Advertisements)

General Services

  • Labor (ex: Vegetation Management, Sandbags)
  • Facility Maintenance & Repair
  • On-site Support Services (ex: Janitorial, Security, Mail Courier)
  • Watershed Field Operations (ex: Heavy Equipment Rental and Operation)
  Public Works ≤ $25,000 Consultant Services ≤ $25,000  

Download a complete list of goods and services procured by the district [PDF]

More information on business opportunities offered through the Purchasing Services Unit:

Guide to Doing Business Register an Account View Current Bids Small and Local Business Program


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