When the City has open Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Bids (RFBs), or Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), they will be on the Bids and Proposal page. The documents include instructions for submitting bids and proposals including deadlines and staff contact information. Please note that submissions for RFPs that are restricted to the pre-qualified list will only be accepted from vendors on the pre-qualified list. If the submission is listed as electronic only response, please ensure enough time to enter all the required information prior to the deadline. The City will not accept and is not responsible for late submissions.

Plans and specifications and Plan Holder's list are available at the Santa Ana Blue Print (SABP) websiteView a helpful guide (PDF) for downloading the Plan Holder's list. Be sure to check the SABP website regularly as the list of Plan Holder's is updated.

City of Lake Forest Purchasing Philosophy

Lake Forest Purchasing Philosophy (PDF) provides prospective vendors and other interested parties general information regarding the City's procurement process. In summary Question and Answer format, the Purchasing Philosophy provides an overview of the City's current vendor/consultant selection practices and explains the methods used to select vendors/ consultants.

Scope Comment Period

The City has implemented a "Comment Period" to allow an opportunity for interested vendors to provide comments on a draft project scope before the final Request for Proposal/Bids/Qualifications are published on the website. During this period, proposing firms will have seven calendar days to review the scope and provide comments and clarifications. Once the comment period is closed, a project manager may opt to incorporate any of the comments into the final scope of work as appropriate. Subsequently, the project manager will post the final Request for Proposal/Bids/Qualifications online, at which time will also note the deadline for interested firms to submit a final proposal. Please note that the deadline for the comment period is not the deadline for interested firms to submit their final proposals.

Vendor Registration - PlanetBids

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of Lake Forest. We welcome new vendors and are committed to providing opportunities for all qualified business to submit bids and proposals. Registration is free of charge; however, only vendors who are registered will be eligible to do business with the City. We use an online vendor registration system through PlanetBids to send automated email notices of bid and proposal opportunities to vendors who have registered with the City of Lake Forest. While some of the City of Lake Forest's bidding and proposal opportunities may not be posted on the website, the online supplier database may still be used to notify you of RFPS, RFBs and RFQs via other methods such as direct email. This proactive approach will eliminate the obligation of vendors to constantly check the City's website for bid or proposal opportunities. You may register your firm through our Vendor Registration portal.

Required Documentation

You will need to have the following information available to complete your registration:

  • Name and email address of the primary contact person who should receive our bid and proposals notification
  • Alternate email address. This should be one that is checked daily, regardless of any employee absences or personnel changes. Bid and proposal opportunities are sent simultaneously to both the primary and alternate email address to help ensure your company receives the notice in a timely manner
  • Any applicable license numbers such a State Contractor's License or DIR Registration.
  • Category Codes. We use NAICS codes to identify our supplier's type of business and direct our bid and proposal notifications to the appropriate companies. If you do not know your company's applicable NAICS code(s) you will be able to look it up within the category code section of our system. We encourage you to choose all codes (20 maximum) that fully reflect your services and/or merchandise for sale.
  • Your Company's Tax Identification or your Social Security Number

Additional information and tips for registering are located within the vendor registration portal. Once you have registered, please be sure to keep your contact information current in our system. If the email address you provide becomes invalid, you will not receive our bid and proposal notifications or correspondences. If you have any technical difficulties please contact PlanetBids customer support directly at 818-992-1771.

BIDS & PROPOSALS

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2022 Business Survey


Social Media Accounts:

Please select all social media outlets that your business currently utilizes.

Social Media
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Has your business/organization been negatively impacted by COVID-19?
Has your business/organization been negatively impacted by COVID-19?
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If you could receive an assistance grant, how much would your business/organization need to properly recover?
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If you responded "yes" or "other", how long would you like to continue to have the ability to conduct outdoor operations?
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This form is for businesses that are physically located at a Lake Forest address.

 

Business Address
Please enter Mailing Address information, if different from Business Address.
Home-Based Business?
If yes, you do not need to enter Property Manager Contact Information on the following page.

Commercial Business Additional Information

Applicable if you are a commercial or a home-based business.

Reason(s) for locating Business in Lake Forest:

Property Manager Contact Information

Applicable if you are leasing or own commercial property.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE A HOME-BASED BUSINESS.

Property Manager Address

Business Watch - Emergency Contact Information

Please complete the following emergency contact information if your business wishes to participate in the Orange County Sheriff's Department "Business Watch Program". You will be contacted and provided with additional information and receive a "Business Watch" decal.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE A HOME-BASED BUSINESS.

More Information on Lake Forest Business Watch:

Business Watch | Lake Forest, CA

To learn more about the Lake Forest Business Watch Program, please visit the link above.

Please enter the name of an individual to call in case of an emergency. They must have keys to your business.
Please enter the name of an individual to call in case of an emergency. They must have keys to your business.
Do you have an alarm system?
Do you have surveillance cameras?

Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Membership

Membership Application

Joining the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce offers numerous opportunities to network, gain valuable experience, expand your business, and more. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, select the link above.

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CCA

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City of Lake Forest SMS Sign Up

Please provide the following information to join the waiting list for the Lake Forest CERT program.
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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


Applicant Information

Address

Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


Location

 

Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying with Cash, Bring to:

City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying by Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted through eLakeForest.com with a 3.29% service fee. Register for a new account through eLakeForest.com.

 

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Lake Forest eNewsletters

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Email Lists

By submitting this form, you are granting: City of Lake Forest, 25550 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, California, 92630, United States, http://lakeforestca.gov permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. (See our Email Privacy Policy for details.) Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

Owner Information

City: Lake Forest

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