Vendor Registration

Vendor Registration - PlanetBids

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of Lake Forest. We welcome new vendors and are committed to providing opportunities for all qualified business to submit bids and proposals. Registration is free of charge; however, only vendors who are registered will be eligible to do business with the City. We use an online vendor registration system through PlanetBids to send automated email notices of bid and proposal opportunities to vendors who have registered with the City of Lake Forest. While some of the City of Lake Forest’s bidding and proposal opportunities may not be posted on the website, the online supplier database may still be used to notify you of RFPS, RFBs and RFQs via other methods such as direct email. This proactive approach will eliminate the obligation of vendors to constantly check the City’s website for bid or proposal opportunities. You may register your firm through our Vendor Registration portal.

Required Documentation

You will need to have the following information available to complete your registration:

  • Name and email address of the primary contact person who should receive our bid and proposals notification
  • Alternate email address. This should be one that is checked daily, regardless of any employee absences or personnel changes. Bid and proposal opportunities are sent simultaneously to both the primary and alternate email address to help ensure your company receives the notice in a timely manner
  • Any applicable license numbers such a State Contractor’s License or DIR Registration.
  • Category Codes. We use NAICS codes to identify our supplier’s type of business and direct our bid and proposal notifications to the appropriate companies. If you do not know your company’s applicable NAICS code(s) you will be able to look it up within the category code section of our system. We encourage you to choose all codes (20 maximum) that fully reflect your services and/or merchandise for sale.
  • Your Company’s Tax Identification or your Social Security Number

Additional information and tips for registering are located within the vendor registration portal. Once you have registered, please be sure to keep your contact information current in our system. If the email address you provide becomes invalid, you will not receive our bid and proposal notifications or correspondences. If you have any technical difficulties please contact PlanetBids customer support directly at 818-992-1771.