Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Local Vendor Preferences

The City of Berkeley extends a 5% preference on bids to local business enterprises for supplies, equipment and nonprofessional services from $100 to $25,000.

Bids received from local vendors will be reduced by the applicable percentage before an evaluation is made to determine the lowest responsible bidder. After this determination is made, an award will be recommended in the amount shown in the vendor’s bid.

For example, a local business bidding $1,000 for a pencil contract to the City would be evaluated as if it had bid $950. If the bid is awarded to the local business, it is paid the bid price of $1,000.

A local business is defined as “a business firm with fixed offices or distribution points located within the City of Berkeley boundaries and listed in the Permits and License Tax paid file, with a Berkeley business street address."

Please become a certified local vendor by completing a Vendor Information Application, including Products & Services List and Taxpayer ID & Certification Form W-9. In addition to submitting these required documents to General Services - Procurement, vendors who subscribe to the Current Bid & Proposal Opportunities page will receive notifications of upcoming bidding opportunities on a regular basis.

These documents are in .pdf format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from GetAdobeLogo

Please contact General Services - Procurement by email Purchasing@ci.berkeley.ca.us, phone (510) 981-7320, or TDD (510) 981-7250 if you are unable to access this information online, have any questions, or need instructions for submitting these forms.

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