Purchasing is decentralized at Monterey One Water, allowing each department to procure supplies and services directly and aligning with the Purchasing Policy set by the Board of Directors. To assist in the process, the Finance Department oversees the issuance of purchase orders for the Agency and the Engineering Department administers the capital program, including the bidding and awarding of contracts. The Agency will be conducting a survey of its comparable agencies as a basis for future proposed adjustments to the Purchasing Policy.

Monterey One Water conducts competitive procurement and awards contracts through a fair, open, and transparent process. Potential contractors, subcontractors and suppliers may view current bid opportunities, download plans and specifications and receive addendum notices by visiting our Current Solicitations Page.

Procurement Methods

  • Competitive Bidding

    • Bid selection is based on the lowest responsive bidder (subject to verification of responsiveness)
  • Request for Proposals

    • Request for proposal/qualification (RFP/RFQ) selection is based on the criteria listed in the proposal