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Vendor Registration

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in doing business with the County of Santa Clara!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


To get started, you will need:

✓ Federal Tax ID (if applicable)
✓ Business's main co​ntact name and information
✓ List of goods and/or services your business provides

Frequently Asked Questions

Why register?​

As a registered vendor, you will be able to participate in the procurement process to compete for a County contract.

Do I have to register in two systems?​
Yes, the County uses Ariba and Periscope (formerly BidSync) solicitation management systems. Registration in both is required to be notified of all opportunities.​​
Are there any fees?
No. There is no charge to register and participate in any County-issued solicitation.
How much time is needed to register?​
Online registration can be completed within 15 minutes​ in each system.​​
How can I increase my chances of being notified of business opportunities in each of these systems?
Select all applicable commodities and classification codes to identify the goods and/or services your company provides.
Is my account automatically approved?
No. Please allow one business day for our third-party service provider to review and confirm your application.​​
How else can I learn of business opportunities?
To help your organization stay connected after registration, visit our homepage to sign up for our newsletters and follow the navigation prompts to learn more.​​​​​
How can I be added as a user to an existing account?
Please contact your company’s account administrator to be added to the profile. Ariba and Periscope technical support is available to assist with this update.​​​
Vendor Support Resources

Contact the below resources for registration, acco​unt maintenance, and solicitation technical support.



​​Need Additional Support?

Complete the Vendor Support Form and a member of our team will contact you.​
Last updated: 3/26/2021 12:53 PM