Contracting Process Under $150,000

Micro Purchases
Purchases under $3,500 require only one reasonable quote. HACLA staff solicits quotes from vendor lists, including the HACLA Vendor Database and the Section 3 Business Registry.

Simplified Acquisition (Small Purchases)
For purchases in excess of $3,500 but not exceeding $150,000, no less than three businesses are solicited to submit price quotations. In most instances, award is made to the business that submits the lowest acceptable quotation. If award is based on non-price factors, those non-price factors will be disclosed in the solicitation.

Contracting Process Over $150,000

All contracting above $150,000 (the simplified acquisition threshold) are conducted formally, by inviting sealed bids or by requesting competitive proposals. These procurements are advertised publicly.  To be notified of procurement opportunities over $150,000, a business must be registered on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN), a free service provided by the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor's Office of Economic Development at www.labavn.orgContract awards for formal procurements are approved by the HACLA Board of Commissioners.

Please review HACLA’s Procurement Policy for more information.