How We Award Contracts
Purchases of less than $20,500 are usually placed without competition with vendors that we determine can supply goods or services that meet our price, quality and deadline requirements.
For purchases between $20,500 and $82,000, we seek at least three supplier price quotes whenever possible.
Formal bid (proposal)
For purchases of materials or services exceeding $82,000, and for construction contracts more than $8,200, SMUD advertises in local newspapers. Sealed bids are opened and read at a public bid opening. Public openings are not scheduled for proposals.
Contract award protest policy
Click here to view SMUD's protest process for competitively awarded contracts.