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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.


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 Louise Torio at or (619) 699-1923.

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.


Legal Services (RFQ #5004500)

Proposals are due by 8/22/2014
SANDAG is seeking Statements of Qualification (SOQs) from qualified law firms that may lead to the award of multiple contracts to provide legal services on an on-call, case-by-case, or matter-by-matter basis. SANDAG may award up to 40 contracts as a result of this procurement. A pre-SOQ meeting will be held on August 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at SANDAG’s offices located at 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. The meeting will be held in the Board Room located on the 7th floor. The pre-SOQ meeting is not mandatory. SOQs are due by 4 p.m. on August 22, 2014. Send questions to by August 11, 2014. Details...

Los Penasquitos Lagoon Bridge Replacements

Proposals are due by 8/25/2014
The work consists in general of performing in-line single-track bridge replacements for the bridges at MP 246.1, MP 246.9, MP 247.1, and MP 247.7 on a portion of the LOSSAN commuter rail corridor in the City of San Diego. Proposed work includes track construction; construction of four new single-track bridges and demolition and removal of the existing bridges; scour protection installation; coordination of existing utilities and railroad signaling temporary relocation; construction of drainage structures; site work and track bed preparation (including fencing, signage installation, site clearing, planting, site restoration, and ballast); in addition to procuring all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the Contract Plans and Special Provisions. Addendum 3 extended the bid opening until 8-25-14. Details...

On-Call Transportation Demand Management Planning and Implementation Services

Proposals are due by 8/26/2014
Thank you for your interest in contracting opportunities with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) proposal response from qualified consulting firms with documented experience in providing innovative transportation demand management (TDM) planning and implementation services on an as-needed, project-by-project basis (Project). Please download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (click DETAILS at the end of this paragraph for RFQ 5004238). 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. A Pre-SOQ meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in SANDAG Board Room for this RFQ. Attendance at the Pre-SOQ meeting is not mandatory. All questions relating to the RFQ must be received in writing via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery no later than 4 p.m. (PDT), on Wednesday, August 15, 2014, to Janet Yeh or by email at SOQs are due by 4 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at SANDAG’s 8th floor office. Questions to Janet Yeh at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, or, or (619) 699-6952. Details...

Orange Line Fiber Optic Cabling Installation Project

Proposals are due by 8/28/2014
The work consists in general of furnishing and installing overhead and underground fiber optic cables, from the Grossmont Wye to the Santee Town Center Station, for the San Diego Trolley Light Rail System along the existing Green and Orange Lines. The work includes, but is not limited to, furnishing and installing new aerial fiber optic cables lashed to new and existing 3/8-inch galvanized steel wire attached to catenary poles; furnishing and installing new underground fiber optic cables through new and existing conduits; furnishing and installing new fiber distribution units, aerial storage units, and aerial and underground splice closures; trench excavation and surface restoration; furnish and install new communication enclosure, including new service feed; miscellaneous minor concrete removal and replacement, pedestrian and vehicular traffic control; and procuring all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the Contract Plans and Special Provisions. The engineer's estimate for this work is $1,030,271. Details...

San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP) Administrator (RFP #5004463)

Proposals are due by 8/25/2014
SANDAG is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals that may lead to the award of a San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP) Administrator contract to assist SANDAG and other regional stakeholders with the alignment of regional efforts to implement those activities identified in the Regional Preserve Implementation Assessment. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on August 25, 2014. Send questions to by August 13, 2014. Details...

Sweetwater Bikeway - Plaza Bonita Segment

Proposals are due by 8/26/2014
The Sweetwater Bikeway – Plaza Bonita Segment is an approximately 0.45 miles of Class 1 bicycle facility located on the westerly side of Plaza Bonita Road, National City. The project will close a gap in the Sweetwater Bikeway; project limits include extending the existing Sweetwater Bikeway from approximately 2,000 feet north of Bonita Mesa Road to approximately 400 feet south of Bonita Mesa Road, connecting to existing Class 1 bike paths at each end. The project includes constructing parking on the easterly side, removing the existing median island, shifting existing lanes east, and constructing the new bike path on the most westerly existing travel lane. The work includes landscaping and irrigation, drainage adjustments, water quality control, signing and striping, traffic control, approximately 5’ retaining wall, street slurry sealing, traffic signal modification, as well as the procurement of all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the project plans and Special Provisions. For the SWPPP, this project is a Risk Level 2. Details...