We help the City procure goods and services to provide residents with essential government services.
Need to buy something for your department, but don't know where to start? We can help you figure out what purchasing rules to follow.
Watch our training videos to learn about purchasing options and how to use PeopleSoft to buy goods or services.
Read updates from OCA about purchasing rules, solicitation templates, waivers, trainings, and other contracting topics.
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Need to buy goods or services for your department but don't know where to start? Let us help.
Learn about your 3 options for buying technology-related goods or services and when to use them.
Read the Department of Environment's rules for buying goods that are safe for the environment.
Learn how the City awards grants and find grant templates. (OCA does not approve grants but provides templates as a courtesy.)
Chapter 21 of the San Francisco Administrative Code governs how City departments can purchase goods, general services and professional services. It is also accompanied by various Rules and Regulations.
Lease multi-functional printers, scanners, and copiers through the CopySmart program.
Buy uniforms and footwear for City staff.
Buy gifts cards and learn when you can give them out.
Buy goods and services during a state of emergency.
Get customized or standard training services for City staff.
Find out which contracting requirements you may waive and under what circumstances, and how to submit a waiver request.
Registering, bidding, and working on a contract.
Search City bid opportunities and place bids to start work.
Get a basic overview of the City's contracting process and learn what types of contracts we award.
Find out which laws you need to comply with to become a City supplier and how to submit the appropriate forms.
Get detailed information about our achievements, goals, and plans.
Find contact information for OCA management and purchasing staff.
Watch training videos on various contracting topics, including purchasing, waivers, and using PeopleSoft.
We support the procurement of goods and services by City departments to provide San Francisco residents with essential government services.
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Request public records
Submit requests for the Office of Contract Administration.
See previous website archived November 2022.