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Doing Business with Mt. SAC 

This website is designed to inform vendors and contractors on how to do business with Mt. SAC. The Purchasing Department conducts all purchasing transactions and awards all contracts for the College on the basis of price and suitability. We are fully committed to establishing a productive business relationship with vendors and contractors to provide quality products and services for the College at the most competitive prices.

Our Business Ethics

Since Mt. SAC is a state-funded institution, there are a number of required procurement procedures and processes that must be adhered to by both the College and prospective vendors who want to provide goods and services. Under state law, the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for all purchases and contracts. The College’s purchasing philosophy is to maintain professional relationships with all vendors.

Vendors are free to advertise and contact our various departments directly. However, your promotional efforts should not include gifts, favors, or any form of personal gratuities to any College personnel. We are equally committed to the principle of inclusive opportunity and welcome the participation of all qualified businesses, including those owned and operated by women, minority and other underrepresented groups.

This website provides only general information. More details can be provided by contacting us:

7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Building 4-1385
(909) 274-4245

Getting Started

To start the process of doing business with Mt. SAC, interested vendors should fill out a vendor packet and send to We maintain bid lists only for those products and services the College regularly uses, and we can help get yours added to our vendor data base.

Contractors interested in bidding our Measure RR or GO Bond Programs go to our Construction Requirements page for more details.

Buying Materials and Supplies

The Purchasing staff buys most materials and services for the College, including all construction and maintenance services. The Food Services Department purchases food and food services. The Bookstore purchases textbooks, student supplies and promotional materials.