The Purchase Process

The purchase of goods and services is done in compliance with District policies and applicable state and federal laws. The department conducts formal and informal bidding (quotes) on behalf of District departments based on the value of the purchase and established dollar threshold requirements. The purchasing staff reviews requisitions and contracts and issues purchase orders on behalf of the buying departments.

Purchasing Requirements based on anticipated value of purchase

Sonoma County Junior College utilizes the college district website and the Press Democrat ( for notification of solicitation opportunities. These are the only forms of notification authorized by the college district. Sonoma County Junior College shall not be responsible for receipt of notification and information received from any other source other than those listed. It shall be the vendor’s responsibility to verify the validity of all bid information received by sources other than those listed.


FAQs – Requisitions and Purchase Orders.