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Frequently Asked Questions

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My business provides supplies and goods. How do I do business with DHS?

Our Division exclusively handles transactions that involve the acquisition of services. DHS Supply Chain Operations handles the supply and purchase of goods and commodities for DHS. If you believe that your business can help meet DHS’ purchasing needs, please visit doingbusiness.lacounty.gov or more information.
 

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My business is currently doing business with LA County through ISD (Internal Services Department). How can I do business with DHS?

If you are presently doing business with the LA County, you have already registered as an LA County vendor. Please check our Open Bids page for any solicitations that your business may qualify for.

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How do I add my business to the DHS Bidder’s List to receive announcements of upcoming solicitations?

Please call (213) 240-7980 or send an email to cg@dhs.lacounty.gov

4.

How do I stay current on open solicitations and find out what DHS currently has a need for?

Please visit the Open Bids page on a regular basis to keep abreast of contracting opportunities with DHS.

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What does the solicitation process entail?

The solicitation process varies, depending on the type of solicitation (e.g., RFP, RFSQ, IFB, etc.) and the specific requirements of each solicitation. The solicitation documents prepared by our Division include specific instructions and requirements to help vendors navigate through Los Angeles County’s solicitation process. If you have any questions or require clarification regarding a particular solicitation, please contact the Contract Analyst listed in the solicitation documents.

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Is DHS part of the Internal Services Department (ISD)?

No, DHS is not a part of the Internal Services Department (ISD), although both ISD and DHS are both County departments within the Government of the County of Los Angeles. ISD specifically provides internal services (i.e., IT, facilities operations, purchasing and central services) to other County departments, including DHS. For more information, visit isd.lacounty.gov.