Terms and Conditions
In submitting a bid to the Port of Los Angeles, bidders agree to General Terms and Conditions
and the required Insurance
coverage. Additional copies of forms referenced in the Bid documents are available online in the Forms & Permits
An asterisk(*) after the bid number indicates an addendum. Bidders are responsible for insuring that a copy of the addendum is attached to their bid submittal.
Electronic or faxed bid submissions are not accepted. All bids must be submitted in hard copy, either by mail, courier or delivered in person, to the Port of Los Angeles Contracts and Purchasing Division at the following address:
500 Pier "A" Street, Wilmington, California 90744
Office Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and appointments are recommended. All buyers can be reached at (310) 732-3890.
Contracts and Purchasing Mission Statement
The Port of Los Angeles Contracts and Purchasing Division is committed to providing a fair, objective selection process for all agreements and procurement opportunities. The Division actively seeks the participation of all qualified vendors, consultants and contractors in the Port’s contracting processes and is available to assist Department staff involved in contractor selection, administration and monitoring. It is the role of the Contracts & Purchasing Division to perform its duties in conformance with all Department/City policies and procedures, while adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Contracts and Purchasing Code of Ethics
The Port of Los Angeles Contracts and Purchasing Division subscribes to and accepts as its own the Standards of Purchasing Practice adopted by the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers.
- To regard public service as a sacred trust, giving primary consideration to the interests of the public agency that employs us.
- To purchase without prejudice, seeking to obtain the maximum value for each dollar expended.
- To avoid unfair practices, giving all qualified vendors equal opportunity.
- To honor our obligations and require that obligations to our public agency be honored.
- To accord vendor representatives courteous treatment, remembering that these representatives are important sources of information and assistance in solving our purchasing needs.
- To refuse to accept any form of commercial bribery, and prevent any appearance of so doing.
- To be receptive to counsel from our colleagues, and to cooperate with them to promote a spirit of teamwork and unity.
- To conduct ourselves with fairness and dignity, and to demand honesty and truth in the purchasing process.
- To strive for greater knowledge of purchasing methods and of the materials we purchase.
- To cooperate with all organizations and individuals involved in activities designed to enhance the development of the purchasing profession, remembering that our actions reflect on the entire purchasing profession.
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