Small Business Bench Applications | Mid-Coast Contract Opportunities
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.
- Register your firm in the SANDAG vendor database to receive e-mails of upcoming projects. There is no cost to register.
- After registering, view a list of SANDAG current bids.
- 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.
- 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 IFB Packages
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Please note that after a short transitional period, you will need to register in order to view details about current contracts available.