If you want to do business with and receive notices regarding bid opportunities Metropolitan Water District you must register with us through NetConnect, a simple online application process.
The NETConnect system allows all vendors easy online access to RFBs, RFP's or RFQ's, and award Addendums and bid results. If you need assistance when registering, please contact NETConnect. NETConnect provides all technical and customer support for this system and will be happy to assist you.
There are many valuable benefits in registering through NetConnect:
The Small Business Administration guidelines provide a simple online application process that can be completed within minutes. Certification is typically approved (received) within 48 hours.
Learn how to get certified as a small business with Metropolitan.
Reciprocity with the State of California
Metropolitan recognizes small/disabled veteran business enterprises certified through the State of California Department of General Services, but still requires all vendors to register with Metropolitan to receive bid notices and other communications. Click here.
Incentives for Advertised Contracts
- Construction Contracts: There is a small and/or disabled veteran business enterprise (S/DVBE) subcontractor utilization requirement for all Metropolitan construction contracts over $100,000.
- Professional Services Contracts: There is a 5 percent scoring preference for S/DVBEs and a 5 percent scoring preference for regional businesses.
- Procurement Contracts: There is a 5 percent reduction credit on procurement contract for S/DVBEs and a 5 percent reduction credit for regional businesses. There is a $25,000 maximum reduction credit.
Contract Compliance Oversight
The Contract Compliance and Accountability Program (CCAP) monitors construction contracts greater than $100,000 for prime contractor compliance with Metropolitan's small business requirement (SBR). An SBR is established for each contract based on the dollar value of the contract, scope of work and small business contractor availability. Typically, the minimum SBR is 20 percent.
The CCAP also tracks small business enterprise utilization for all professional services contracts. There are currently no enforced requirements, but established organization goals that range from 18 to 20 percent SBE utilization depending on the type and scope of service contracted.