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To participate in the RFQ process, you must be fully registered with iSupplier.

Here is information on Selling to the City of Oakland.

For more details about open contracting opportunities, please register or login to the City's iSupplier Portal.

If you find an active RFQ and would like to participate, please log in to your iSupplier portal and find the active RFQ in your iSupplier Portal Full Access Home Page, Negotiations Tab\Link. For help with the online bidding process, please use the iSupplier RFQ User Guide above.

If you require additional assistance, please email us at Please include in your email the RFQ number and your company name.

Please note:
iSupplier uses "RFQ" to refer to Request for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Notice Inviting Bids (NIB), and Notice to Bidders (NTB).

To be fully registered with iSupplier.

STEP 1: Follow procedure A or B

Procedure A: For Suppliers who had previous Contracts with the City but do not have an approved user in iSupplier.

The City already has information about your firm based upon your previous contract work for the City. Your firm’s principal should send an email to containing the permanent email address for your company's primary point of contact, their name, telephone number, and title. Once the provided email is added to the iSupplier account, you will receive an email confirmation with your iSupplier temporary password. That user will be able to log in and update the company’s profile.

Procedure B: For Suppliers who never registered with the City

Your firm’s principal should register in iSupplier. The City will review your application and respond within three working days by email. If approved, complete Step 2. Please note: If you receive an “error” message at registration stating that you already exist in the system, it is very important to stop and follow Procedure A above.

STEP 2: Complete the iSupplier profile

After registering, use the iSupplier Profile User Guide to help complete your profile: 1) Log in to iSupplier 2) Click on the ADMIN tab 3) Complete/update the Business Address, Contact Information, Business Classification and, most importantly, their Products and Services. Please note: In Products and Services, you must list NAICS codes, Contractors License, and/or NIGP codes in order to receive our invites to upcoming opportunities.

The email address you provided will be your iSupplier username. When your registration is approved, you will receive an email confirmation with your iSupplier temporary password.

STEP 3: Start using iSupplier

View the abstracts of current, upcoming and previous contracting opportunities, then begin responding to RFQs. Please note: iSupplier uses "RFQ" to refer to Request for Proposal (RFP), Notice Inviting Bids (NIB), and Notice To Bidders (NTB).

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