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Each year, the City of Los Angeles purchases billions of dollars of goods and services to keep the city running and provide services for its constituents. There are many opportunities for a wide variety of business sectors, from filters to maintain the city's automotive fleet, IT software and support, spaying/neutering animals at our animal shelters, to construction projects. Register with the City's Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) to learn about and compete for city contracts.
Registering on BAVN is free and allows you to search, view, and download information about all of the contracting opportunities offered by the City of Los Angeles in one convenient location. Through BAVN, you can also find certified sub-contractors to complement your project bid.
As part of the city's effort to increase the participation of small, minority, and local businesses in obtaining city contracts, certain types of businesses – such as minority-owned, veteran-owned, small and local businesses – can become certified vendors with the City. Depending on which category your business falls into, the certification may enable you to receive a preference for city contracts or increase your visibility as a candidate to become a subcontractor to a larger vendor. For more information visit the LA BAVN website, or obtain the certification directly from the City's Bureau of Contracting Administration.