What it takes to do business with Western

Western’s purchasing program utilities front-line supervisors, purchasing, and risk management staff to research products and services, process purchases, and award contracts to ensure Western’s needs are being met to provide an efficient and effective service to our customers.

The information below will assist prospective vendors and bidders. Our goal is to emphasize the use of technology to allow you to register online and prequalify for notices of bids for specific projects, equipment purchases, or services.


Western procures materials and services through competitive bids process. Western looks for the best value. If you are a vendor, the manufacturer of your product should be willing to participate in the deal as well. Learn the accounts payable process and become familiar with Western’s contract and purchase order terms.

Construction Bid Opportunities

Public Works Contractor Registration Notice
No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.

Bidders (and their subcontractors listed on the Designation of Subcontractors List) must provide an extract (PDF) with a bid showing active registration. To register or obtain an extract go to https://efiling.dir.ca.gov/PWCR/.

Development Services

Western’s Development Services Department is available for assistance with your residential, commercial, or industrial project.
Bid Postings can be found here.