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Other Services (Non-Construction) Contracts and Bids

San Juan Unified School District's non-construction bids are also advertised in the Daily Recorder.

How to respond to bids and proposals

  • Vendors are encouraged to submit bids/offers for each Request for Quotation (RFQ),  Bid, or Request for Proposal (RFP) that they can supply in accordance with the specifications, terms, and conditions stated in the RFQ/Bid/RFP. Responders should carefully read the entire solicitation. Questions should be addressed to only those individuals listed on the bid/proposal document.
  • The bid or proposal must be signed by an authorized representative. Bids and RFPs bids and offers must be submitted in a sealed envelope or box with the Bid or RFP number and closing date listed on the outside. RFQs may be emailed to the requesting buyer, but Bids & RFPs must be mailed or delivered to the address noted on the bid/proposal. It is the vendor’s responsibility to ensure that a bid or proposal is received by the purchasing department prior to the time and date specified.
  • Bids and proposals may be withdrawn prior to the bid/proposal opening time and date. Unless withdrawn, all submitted bids and proposals become the property of the District. Bids and proposals must be firm for a minimum of 30 days, unless otherwise provided for in the Bid or RFP.

Bid/RFP Check list 

Below is a checklist to use when preparing a formal bid or proposal. The list includes common errors made by bidders and offers responding to RFQs, Bids and RFPs. Please note that these instructions do not contain all applicable requirements and a careful reading of the RFQ, Bid and RFP is critical.

  • Review all standard terms and conditions
  • Properly identify mailing envelope or box
  • Sign your bid or offer on the front page or elsewhere as indicated
  • Initial any bid or offer changes you make
  • Submit bid security (if requested)
  • Include literature (if requested)
  • Review and complete all listed requirements
  • Cost of goods or service to include F.O.B. destination (Ship to address) Freight prepaid
  • Acknowledgment of Addendum(s) (if any)

How to Register as a Vendor

New vendors seeking to do business with the San Juan Unified School District should submit a line card and information to:

San Juan Unified School District, Attn: Purchasing
5133 Engle Road
Carmichael, CA 95608

This information will be placed in a temporary file based upon the products or services offered by the vendor.

When bids are needed for that product or service, the vendor’s name may be added to the list of vendors notified of bid.  Should the vendor be successful in the bidding process, the vendor will be added to the district’s data base.  A copy of your W9 Form will be required at that time.

How San Juan Unified Purchases Goods & Services

San Juan Unified's primary means of making purchases is by a Purchase Order. If the vendor does not receive a purchase order, they should contact the purchasing department prior to proceeding with the request.

Orders accepted by the vendor without the issuance of a purchase order by the Purchasing Department will be considered the responsibility of the individual placing the order and will not be considered an obligation of the District.  It is therefore, important  to contact the Purchasing Department regarding any orders placed by other District personnel prior to acceptance of the order.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Access San Juan Unified's purchase order terms and conditions.

Electronic Bid/Proposal Information

We encourage vendors to utilize the district’s website to monitor district procurement needs.  This site lists all of the Purchasing department’s current request for bids and proposals.  Questions regarding this system can be directed to (916) 971-5340.


Education Code section 45125.1 requires that responder will certify that, pursuant to Education Code Section 45125.1 Responder will have conducted the required criminal background check of all its employees who may have contact with District pupils or unsupervised access to any District campus and shall certify that none of those employees have been reported by the Department of Justice as having been convicted of a serious or violent felony as specified in Penal Code Sections 667.5(C) and/or 1192.7(C). Upon verification from the Department of Justice that those persons fingerprinted have no record of a serious violent felony. The Responder will so certify by signing and submitting to the Governing Board of District the certification form.

Failure to comply with these terms, or permitting unsupervised access by an employee whose name has not been cleared by the DOJ as certified by the Responder shall constitute for termination of this Agreement.

Fingerprint certification requires that the vendor obtains an ORI number from DOJ.

Click here to access the Department of Justice website for the required Livescans (Fingerprinting) forms and procedures. A PDF packed titled "School Contractor Employers" by clicking "Forms" on the right side of the screen. This form must be completed and filed with the DOJ to be processed.

Board Approval Process

Public Contract Code (PCC) Section 20111(a) requires school district governing boards to competitively bid and award any contracts involving an expenditure of more than $50,000, adjusted for inflation, to the lowest responsible bidder. Contracts subject to competitive bidding include:

  1. Purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies to be furnished, sold, or leased to the school district.
  2. Services that are not construction services.
  3. Repairs, including maintenance as defined in PCC Section 20115, that are not public projects as defined in PCC Section 22002(c).

Purchasing Contract Board Approval

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the adjusted bid threshold will increase from $99,100 to $109,300.

Deadline to submit board items: Must be processed in the purchasing system two weeks prior to board date.

Contact Information

Laura Fry
Manager, Business Support Services
(916) 971-5340
5133 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA 95608
Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F.  Sales visits by appointment.