The County uses an eProcurement system called OpenGov Procurement for procurement operations.  The OpenGov Procurement is also used for the publication of solicitations and submission of vendor responses. The County’s portal allows vendors to:

  • Register to bid and receive notifications of future opportunities by subscribing.
  • Follow updates on open solicitations, by finding the solicitation and clicking the Follow button.
  • Submit questions and receive answers for open solicitations.
  • Guidance on electronic submittal process.

Step 1: Register in OpenGov Procurement

Organizations interested in doing business with the County of San Mateo should register and sign-up as a vendor in OpenGov Procurement through the portal here. Upon sign-up, you will receive an email from OpenGov with instructions to activate your account.

Step 2: Subscribe to Receive Solicitation Updates

Once your account is activated, visit the County of San Mateo portal and click the “Subscribe” button.

Step 3: Manage Notification Preferences

After subscribing, vendors may select all the categories of work that they are interested in, though registering with categories is not required. Once registered, vendors will receive notifications for solicitations that fall within those categories, or it no categories are selected they will receive notifications for all solicitations from the County.

For more information, please review the recording of a Supplier Training class (below) as it walks through how to:  

San Mateo County OpenGov Supplier Training

  • Register in OpenGov

  • Subscribe to the County of San Mateo

  • Find open bids and solicitations

  • Set up category codes

  • Begin to draft a solicitation response

  • Manage awarded contracts

  • Adjust notification preferences

  • Get additional support with the OpenGov Help Desk

If you have additional questions please contact us at: