The County offers a variety of trainings that go over the County’s Request for Proposals (RFP) process, contracting and Public Purchase. Videos and materials of past trainings are posted below, and new trainings will be posted here as they are scheduled.

Upcoming Events:



Recorded Trainings:

How to Conduct Business with the County of San Mateo

Date: April 28, 2022
TIme: 11AM-11:30AM PT
Description: Vendors will be given the opportunity to ask questions, meet some of the County buyers, and lear about the County's competitive procurement processes. All interested vendors are welcome to join.

San Mateo County Training: Overview of the Single Audit Process for Auditees

Date: 2:00pm-3:30pm PST
Time: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Description: This virtual training will provide an overview of the Single Audit process for Auditees and important considerations when preparing the Schedule of Federal Expenditures. The training will be provided by County staff and followed with a  Q & A session with attendees.
Training Materials: CBO Single Audit Training (PDF)


How to Align Program Costs and Administrative Costs For County Contracts

Description: This virtual training will provide guidance to community-based organizations on how to align administrative and program costs in County contracts, including a review of Federal and State Guidelines. The training will include a presentation from County staff followed by time for questions from attendees.

Training Materials: Administrative and Program Cost Training - March 18, 2021.pdf

Video Link:



County’s Request for Proposals, Contracts, and Procurement Process



How to Use Public Purchase