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Doing Business

Welcome to the SANDAG Contracts and Procurement site. We seek firms to provide a variety of services including:

  • Construction, general contractors, and construction management
  • Engineering, design, planning, and environmental
  • Technical services, GIS mapping, software development
  • Marketing and public outreach
  • Financial, legal, consulting, and training services
  • Computer, copy equipment, and office supplies

Follow these steps to learn more about doing business with SANDAG.

  1. Register your firm in the SANDAG vendor database to receive e-mails of upcoming projects. There is no cost to register.
  2. After registering, view a list of SANDAG current bids.
  3. At any time, view future contracting opportunities in the tentative list of upcoming projects. Call the SANDAG Contracts staff person listed for each project if you have additional questions.
  4. View procurement information updates.

Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Registration

SANDAG is preparing for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, which will extend Trolley service from Old Town to the University City community, expand transportation capacity, and reduce congestion. The estimated project cost is approximately $1.7 billion (excluding finance charges); approximately $150 million will be available for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and small business contract opportunities.

Businesses interested in contracting opportunities with SANDAG on the Mid-Coast Project must register in our Mid-Coast Project database.

If you are already registered, please verify that you have the correct NAICS codes, contact, and alternate contact information. It is better to have too many NAICS codes so that you are fully aware of any opportunities that relate to your business's services.

If you are already registered and would like to be a part of the Mid-Coast Project Database, please sign in and review your information. Once you review your category code information and click continue, your information will be transferred over to the Mid-Coast Project database.

Learn more about the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project DBE program.

San Diego - Imperial Disparity Study

SANDAG, North County Transit District, and Imperial County Transportation Commission are conducting disparity studies in San Diego and Imperial Counties to inform their implementations of the Federal DBE program. The disparity studies will include information about experiences of business owners and whether there is evidence of discrimination based on race/ethnicity or gender in the local transportation contracting industry.

Learn more about the San Diego – Imperial Disparity Study.

SANDAG Bench Program

The Bench was developed to create opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses to participate in SANDAG On-Call contracts. SANDAG executed 15 contracts with an estimated value of $260 million for the On-Call Architecture and Engineering (A&E) for Design and Environmental program and will be contracting for an estimated $200 million in On-Call and Mid-Coast Construction Management (CM) contracts. The A&E contracts provide consultant services for transportation infrastructure projects in San Diego County including transit system improvements, freeway and bridge enhancements, landscape design, freeway corridors, and other design efforts. The CM contracts will support transportation projects including heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, freeways, highways, toll roads, local streets and roads, bikeways, and walkways. Firms that are certified as a Small Business (SB) by the California Department of General Services (DGS) or a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) are invited to join the Bench to participate in these efforts.

Learn more about the Bench program.


SANDAG provides Invitation for Bids (IFB) packages exclusively in electronic format and remains the only source of accurate information regarding SANDAG projects. Once registered in the SANDAG online database, contractors may download the IFBs at no charge. Bids will continue to be submitted via hard copy, and the public is invited to all SANDAG bid openings. If you wish to view the plans and specs in person, SANDAG will continue to have the IFBs with full size plans for contractor review at SANDAG. If you have any questions, contact Angela Anderson at or (619) 699-6934.

Diversity in Small Contractor Opportunities (DISCO)

The SANDAG DISCO effort supports our Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) program. SANDAG strongly encourages DBE participation. To see the requirements of the DBE program, become a certified DBE firm, or learn about networking opportunities, see the DISCO/DBE page.

Compliance Information System

This newly implemented web-based system supports our commitment to maximize and report the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses by providing visibility, accountability, and transparency throughout the entire compliance reporting process. If you are a SANDAG contractor/consultant, you will submit subcontractor/subconsultant information, including payment data, through CIS. To learn more, visit the CIS web page.

Job Order Contracting Information

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Current Bids

Please note that after a short transitional period, you will need to register in order to view details about current contracts available.


Downtown Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, CIP 1201509, IFB #5007003

Proposals are due by 12/5/2014
The scope of work consists of the installation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Stations and associated public right-of-way improvements in downtown San Diego. The work generally includes, but is not limited to, the following and includes all labor, material, equipment, and transportation necessary to complete the project as shown on the project plans and as described in the specifications: mobilization; surveying and construction staking; removal and salvage or disposal of existing improvements; transit stop improvements, including shelters, street furnishings, and electrical and communication improvements; mock-up and full production of informational kiosks (pylons); sawcutting; excavation and grading; relocation of existing fire hydrant and installation of new water laterals and appurtenant facilities; installation and relocation of drainage facilities, trench drains, and curb inlet filters; installation of curb, gutter and sidewalk, pedestrian ramps, cross-gutter, colored concrete paving, new pavers; traffic signal modification; installation of asphaltic concrete (A.C.) pavement and crushed aggregate base; pavement milling and A.C. overlay; pavement striping and marking, traffic signal modifications; pedestrian and street lighting modifications; traffic control and stage construction; landscape planting and irrigation; protection and restoration of existing improvements; and, other miscellaneous items necessary to complete the work. The Engineer's Estimate is $6,212,436. For the SWPPP, this project is a Risk Level 1. Questions: and Addendum #1 issued 10/10/2014. Addendum #2 issued 10/15/2014. Addendum #3 issued 10/29/2014. Addendum #4 issued 11/12/2014. Bid date extended to 12/05/2014. Addendum #5 issued 11/18/2014. This addendum revises the Special Provisions, the Bid Booklet and the plans. Details...

RFQ No. 5004361 - On-Call Professional and Technical Construction Management and Engineering Services

Proposals are due by 11/21/2014
Thank you for your interest in contracting opportunities with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified firms to provide on an on call, as required basis “Construction Management and Engineering Services” to support the development and construction of various transportation and transit projects. SANDAG anticipates awarding multiple contracts to multiple firms under this RFQ. Please download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (click DETAILS at the end of this paragraph for RFQ 5004361). To download the RFQ you will need to register in SANDAG’s online database (see 1. Register Your Firm at the top of this Web page). If you do not have Web access, RFQ documents can be emailed or mailed to you. The RFQ package and related informational documents may be viewed and downloaded at no charge at SANDAG’s website at Interested firms are advised to regularly visit SANDAG’s above referenced website for RFQ addenda, updates and posted RFQ questions and answers. A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) at the McMillin Event Center, Building 177, 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106. All questions relating to the RFQ must be received in writing via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery no later than 4 p.m. (PST), on Monday, November 3, 2014, to Angela Anderson or by email at Send questions to Angela Anderson at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101-4321, (619) 699-6934, or via e-mail at Addendum 1 issued 10/22/2014: Pre-proposal meeting location has been changed to the McMillin Event Center as updated above. See Addenda No. 1 for additional details on all seven (7) revisions to this RFQ. Addendum No. 2 issued 11/07/2014. Per Addendum No. 3, the bid date has been extended. SOQ proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at SANDAG’s offices located on the 8th floor. Addendum No. 4 issued 11/17/2014. QAs issued 11/07/2014 and 11/17/2014. Addendum No. 5 issued 11/18/2014 revised the proposal due date to 4 p.m., Friday, 11/21/2014. Proposers must acknowledge receipt of all addenda as described in the RFQ. Details...