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​The Riverside Community College District's Purchasing Department, under the Business and Financial Services division, handles the procurement of quality goods, services, and construction from responsible vendors at the lowest cost or best value. The purpose of Purchasing Department is to ensure that the procurement of goods and services is conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth by the Board of Trustees, the California Public Contract Code (PCC), the California Education Code, and other applicable laws of the State of California and the District’s internal control polices.  Consistent with the California Public Contract Code, the District solicits Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), or other formal methods of procurement for contracts exceeding bid limits. The Purchasing Department is a separate, independent department that coordinates and works with the District’s Facilities Planning & Development, College Business Services, Maintenance and Operations departments, and the District’s Construction Management firms on bids associated with public works projects.​

Vendors are welcome to visit our office to discuss their capabilities. Please contact us in advance to schedule an appointment. On occasion, we may direct you to other college departments as necessary.

Attention All Contractors

Contractors will be required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations prior to bidding on and entering into contracts for state and local public works projects. 

Department of Industrial Relations Public Works
​Contractor Registration

Beginning July 1, 2014, contractors must register and meet requirements using the online application before bidding on public works contracts in California. The application also provides agencies that administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors. Application and renewal are completed online with a non-refundable fee of $300. Read the fact sheet for a complete list of requirements. Instructions for completing the form.

In addition, be sure to register for the California Uni​form Public Construction Cost Accounting (CUPCCA) Program Informal Bid List to receive bid invitations from Riverside Community College District. 

Registration Forms 

Please register as a prospective supplier to obtain information on open solicitations.

Board List of Pre-Qualified Firms

Doing Business with RCCD

Inviting Bid Information 

Notice of Inviting Bids

Please contact the Purchasing department for a complete copy of the bid documents, so that your company can be included in the Plan Holders List and receive addenda and updates regarding the project.

Mailing Address

3801 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Fax: (951) 222-8022 ​

Related Information​


Misty Griffin - Director, Business Services
(951) 222-8888​

Melinda Chavez - Purchasing Specialist
(951) 222-8042​

Melissa Griffith - Purchasing Specialist
(951) 222-8645

Vacant - Purchasing Specialist
(951) 222-8776