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Doing Business with EMWD

EMWD posts two basic types of bids:

  1. Public works construction projects - All construction projects are advertised and managed by the EMWD Engineering Division.
  2. All other goods and services - All goods and services are advertised and managed by the EMWD Purchasing and Contracts Division.

All vendors must register to be considered for opportunities with EMWD.


Procurement Methods 

EMWD purchases a variety of inexpensive items utilizing procurement cards, or occasionally, petty cash. All other purchases for materials, equipment, supplies, and services (with the exception of public works construction) are the responsibility of the Purchasing Division and will be authorized by the issuance of a purchase order to the selected vendor.

The Purchasing staff uses the following three basic procurement methods



All solicitations (RFP’s, RFB’s, RFQ’s, etc.) for Eastern Municipal Water District are conducted through an online system hosted by Bonfire Interactive.


Purchasing Guidelines 

The Purchasing Division is responsible for the acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment and services in support of District activities. Purchasing follows the administrative policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors of Eastern Municipal Water District. Policy guidelines are summarized below for your information and assistance.

Surplus Equipment & Material 

The Administrative Services department maintains a list of surplus equipment and material for EMWD. Periodically, EMWD will make available the items through public auction or other approved means.


Vendor Registration 

Eastern Municipal Water District is excited to launch its new e-procurement system, Bonfire Interactive, a fully automated web-based vendor registration and bid management system.

All formal District solicitations will be conducted through the new online system hosted by Bonfire Interactive.

Business Hours:
8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday

Contact Information:
Phone: (951) 928-3777 x4521
FAX: (951) 928-6190