Publication Date

Fall 2020

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Urban and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Frances L. Edwards


Public Procurement, E-Procurement (Electronic Procurement), California Government Procurement


This research seeks to identify e-procurement features that enable suppliers to participate online in local government solicitations within California counties. This research also identifies the policies and regulations that California counties have enacted to ensure secure internet bidding. In doing so, commonly adopted web-features collected from California counties with similar characteristics are examined and serve as a foundation in developing supplier participation practices in government solicitations. To address existing challenges of e-procurement and expand the knowledge of e-procurement, this research provides researchers, developers, and practitioners with a theoretical model of supplier enablement practices through web-based features and policies collected from California counties.