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Registration - Vendor

Vendor Registration
Central Valley School District #356 Purchasing Department utilizes Public Purchase, a web based e-Procurement service. In order to receive bid notifications as a current vendor you must register with this system. This process will only take a few minutes. The two-step registration process/instructions are detailed below.

Step One: Register with Public Purchase
  1. Go to https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/register/vendor/register to begin the registration process. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active.
  2. You will receive an email from notices@publicpurchase.com letting you know your account is activated. Be sure and add this email address to your contacts to avoid the bid notification emails being sent to your junk folder.
* If you are already registered with Public Purchase, please proceed directly to step 2.

Step Two: Register with Central Valley School District #356
Register your Public Purchase account with the Central Valley School District.
  1. When your registration with Public Purchase is activated, you will receive a confirmation email from Public Purchase. Using the link provided in the email, log in using your username and password.
  2. Click on the "Tools" tab on the top right hand side of the screen. Just underneath that click on “Agencies.” Type in "Central Valley School District" and click on search then click "Register" on the right hand side of the Central Valley School District.
  3. Please review your NAICS class codes and add any you may have missed.
  4. Click continue and then register.
* It is important that this second part of the registration is complete or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from the Central Valley School District #356. It is your responsibility to keep the information up to date, particularly the contacts and email addresses. 

Why the switch?
Using this service makes the quoting process easier for us and our suppliers. The Public Purchase eProcurement System was designed exclusively for use by Government Agencies and their Vendors. 

Benefits to us:
This service creates an up to date vendor database, which will be hosted on Public Purchase's servers and will allow suppliers to easily update and change their information as needed.

Benefits to you:
This eProcurement system creates a single location in which to view open solicitations and award information for previous solicitations issued through the Public Purchase website. This system will also provide you with automatic notification and transmittal of bid solicitations to vendors. In addition, Public Purchase gives you access to bid opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge to you.

If you need any assistance with this process, please contact Public Purchase at support@publicpurchase.com. Or, use their Live Chat during business hours. It can be found in the upper left corner of the website.

Thank you for participating in this registration process.