Register with e-Procurement system Public Purchase

Cal Poly promotes an open, fair and inclusive procurement environment. The university welcomes responses from all vendors. This includes small businesses (SB), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) suppliers.

In order to receive bid notifications as a current vendor or register as a vendor you must register with our e-Procurement system – Public Purchase. This process will only take a few minutes. Please follow the two-step process below to register with Cal Poly.

Step 1

Your first step should be to register as a vendor through Public Purchase. If you are already registered with Public Purchase please skip this step and proceed directly to step two. Once registered you will receive an activation email from advising that your account is activated (Note: be sure to add this email address to your contacts to avoid bid notifications being sent to your junk folder rather than your inbox). It can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active.

Step 2

Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase use the link provided in the email, log into Cal Poly, SLO Public Purchase homepage. You will need to register with Cal Poly and select the NIGP Commodity Codes that relate(s) to your business, complete the Vendor Information Sheet and select Business Type in order to receive email notifications of future bid opportunities.

It is important that you complete step two of the registration process (register with Cal Poly) or you will not receive notifications of upcoming bid opportunities. It is your responsibility to keep your vendor information updated in Public Purchase, particularly your contacts and email addresses.