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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.

2014 SANDAG Disparity Study for FTA-Funded Procurements

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program disparity study concerning procurements funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is complete and is available at the following links:

Disparity Study - Executive Summary

Disparity Study - Final Report

Learn more about the 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

Find out more information.

Protest Procedures

Learn more about protest procedures for procurements.

Current Bids

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


Back-Office and Toll Lane Systems RFI:

Proposals are due by 3/9/2015

Request For Information — Back Office and Toll Lane Systems — 5006102 — RFI Posting anticipated 02/02/2015 ▬▬▬▬ The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain vendor input in developing two future requests for proposals (RFPs) for: • 1) a new SANDAG regional tolling back office system and, • 2) new roadway lane toll systems. Any firm interested in submitting an RFP proposal, or any firm that desires to provide feedback on either the SANDAG regional back office system project or roadway toll system project or both of the projects, is invited to respond to this request. SANDAG operates two toll facilities in the San Diego region: The I-15 Express Lanes (EL), a 20 mile priced managed lane facility which began operation in 2009 and SR-125, a 10 mile conventional toll facility, which was acquired by SANDAG in 2011. While management of these two facilities is shared, they currently operate as separate toll systems. SANDAG plans to procure a new back office system that will operate as a regional back office for all of SANDAG’s current and planned tolling facilities. This new back office will incorporate recent innovations and progress in design and operation of tolling back offices. In addition, the SR-125 lane/roadway system is nearing the end of its useful life and will be replaced by SANDAG. SANDAG is also planning to add a conventional toll facility at Otay Mesa on SR-11 in 2018 as well as numerous additional priced managed lane (express lane) facilities within the region that are also planned to open over the next decade. ►►►► SCHEDULE ►►►► The RFI is scheduled to be advertised on February 2, 2015 and responses in the form of comments are anticipated due on March 9, 2015. The RFI will be posted on Planet Bids and can be downloaded by selecting the following link ▬▬▬▬ Send questions to Jim Dow at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, or jim.dow@


SR-15 Mid-City Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, CIP 1201507, IFB #5007000

Proposals are due by 2/10/2015
This project is located in the Mid-City area of San Diego, and consists, in general of the addition of bus rapid transit (BRT) stations in the median along SR 15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. The work to be performed includes, but is not limited to, construction of BRT lanes, station platforms, plaza bridge entrances, and ramp intersection improvements at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. The BRT station platform improvements include site lighting, enhanced concrete paving, handrails, stairs, elevators and elevated walkways. Station amenities include customized bus shelters, security cameras, variable message signs, trash receptacles, benches, informational signage, in addition to procuring all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the project plans and specifications. The Engineer's Estimate is $32,937,000. For the SWPPP, this project is a Risk Level 2. The Prime must have a valid A license. The project is funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. The DBE goal for this project is 8.86 percent. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held on December 11, 2014, at SANDAG, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101-4231 (in the Wells Fargo Building). Networking for subs and primes: 9:30 a.m. Prebid starts at 10:00 a.m. Questions: and Addenda #1 issued 12/23/2014 Addenda #2 issued 01/21/2015 Bids due on 2/10/2015 per Addendum 2. Details...