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Frequently Asked Questions

What projects are available to bid on?
Current road and flood control projects out for bid are listed on the Road Design and Flood Design websites, respectively. 
All County bid solicitations are also posted on the County of Orange Procurement website: http://olb.ocgov.com/bids/
How can I be notified when there are new County bid solicitations?
To be regularly notified of County bid solicitations you must register as a vendor. During registration, select the commodity codes that match the goods or services you provide. When a solicitation opens that meets your selection criteria, you will receive an email or fax notification.

To register with the County's bid notification service provider BidSync, Inc., following these steps:
  1. Go to BidSync's Supplier Registration page
  2. Fill in Contact Information and Create Log-in Information, then submit.
  3. Within 24 hours, BidSync will send you an e-mail regarding your activated account.
  4. Contained in that e-mail will also be a log-in link; click on that link.
  5. Once logged in, you will want to customize your account per commodity (ies) and region in the Tools section.
  6. You will receive a fax or e-mail from BidSync when a bid, proposal or quote has been released from Orange County that matches your registered commodity(ies).
Please note that while BidSync has multiple service offerings, there is no fee to register, receive or respond to solicitations released from the County of Orange. While the County has selected BidSync to provide County bid processing, this is not an endorsement of other BidSync services or offerings.

Please visit the County of Orange Procurement website for more details: http://olb.ocgov.com/
Who do I contact for assistance?
For questions relating to County procurement policies and practices, please contact the County Procurement Office at 714-567-7314 or send them an e-mail.

For "how to" questions on using the County's on-line Bid Management System, BidSync, or registering as a BidSync Vendor, please contact BidSync support staff at 800-990-9339 or you can send them an e-mail. Please identify yourself as a supplier for the County of Orange.
Who was the low bidder for a particular project?
The Bid Summary (list of bidders and total bid price) and Bid Abstract (detailed list of all work items and bid price for bidders) is typically available by the following Monday after bid opening. Bid Information is posted to the following page: 

http://occonstruction.ocpublicworks.com/sections/contracts/bids

Who do I contact to fix a pothole on my street?
If you notice a crack or pothole on a County street, you may submit a service request or contact the Operations & Maintenance office at 714-955-0200. An Inspector will be sent to inspect the area and then schedule a crew to make the necessary repairs as needed. Please refer to Operations & Maintenance website for additional details.
Who do I contact to remove graffiti in my neighborhood?
If you notice graffiti along a County street, you may submit a service request or contact the Operations & Maintenance office at 714-955-0200.
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