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Contracts

Doing Business
with SANDAG


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.

The public is invited to attend and participate in a Facilitation Forum and is welcome to provide oral testimony. SANDAG will also accept written testimony at the meeting. The Facilitation Forum will be held on:

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 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 Ramona Edwards at ramona.edwards@sandag.org or (619) 699-6958.

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.

Labor Compliance Monitoring

SANDAG implemented a Labor Compliance Monitoring Program (LCMP) to ensure that prime and subcontractors working on SANDAG construction projects meet the federal and state prevailing wage requirements. The online Labor Compliance Monitoring System (LCMS) is used to track prevailing wage documents. Visit the LCMP web page for more information.

Senate Bill 854

SANDAG encourages all Contractors to be familiar with the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 854. All contractors are required to register with the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Contractors that are not registered will not be allowed to work on any projects until registration is verified.

California Labor Code

The California Labor Code requires that all public works projects pay prevailing wages. Every laborer, worker, or mechanic employed at the job site who performs a part of the contract work is subject to the labor provisions of the contract. The worker may be either an employee of the prime contractor, an employee of an approved or listed subcontractor, or some other person or firm who furnishes on-site labor, including specialists. This includes pre-construction and post-construction activities. Refer to the DIR website for more information.

Job Order Contracting Information

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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.

Archive

5007502 Job Order Contract IFB General Electrical, Traffic Signal & Communications Construction Services

Proposals are due by 10/26/2016
The anticipated scope of work for this on-call JOC General Electrical, Traffic Signal & Communications Construction Services consists primarily of, but is not limited to, general electrical contracting services such as communications, traffic lights, traffic signalization and synchronization systems, and related civil construction improvements work; and all required incidental professional and technical services required for projects typically located within San Diego County including, but not limited to, right of way reserved for the San Diego Trolley, Bus Rapid Transit systems of the Metropolitan Transit System, the North County Transit District, Caltrans or other transportation systems or right of ways. This JOC IFB is a Joint Procurement with MTS. The maximum contract amount is $7,000,000. The SANDAG maximum contract amount is $5,000,000 and the MTS maximum contract amount is $2,000,000. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will take place on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at SANDAG 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All attendees must check in at the 8th floor reception. Details...

5007503 Job Order Contract IFB General Building and Facilities Construction Services

Proposals are due by 10/26/2016
The anticipated scope of work for this on-call JOC General Building and Facilities Construction Services consists primarily of, but is not limited to, general building and facility contracting services such as demolition, maintenance, and modification of existing buildings and facilities, as well as the construction of buildings and facilities with all required incidental professional and technical services required. This contract is for projects typically located within San Diego County including, but not limited to, facilities used by the Metropolitan Transit System, the North County Transit District, Caltrans, or other transportation buildings and facilities. This JOC IFB is a Joint Procurement with MTS. The maximum contract amount is $5,000,000. The SANDAG maximum contract amount is $4,000,000 and the MTS maximum contract amount is $1,000,000. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will take place on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at SANDAG 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All attendees must check in at the 8th floor reception. Details...

5007506 Job Order Contract IFB Railroad Signals, OCS and Track Work Construction Services

Proposals are due by 10/26/2016
The anticipated scope of work for this on-call JOC Railroad Signals, OCS and Trackwork Construction Services Contract consists primarily of, but is not limited to, railroad signal, overhead catenary system and trackwork improvements, including main line and trolley line railroad signals, grade crossing warning devices, overhead catenary, traction power, trackwork, special trackwork and related switch gear and wiring, traction power substations, and related civil construction improvements work; and all required incidental professional and technical series required for quality control monitoring and testing, and other disciplines as needed, for projects typically located in or near the railroad right of way within San Diego County including, but not limited to right of way reserved for the San Diego Trolley, Sprinter, Coaster, or freight trains.This JOC IFB is a Joint Procurement with MTS. The maximum contract amount is $9,000,000. The SANDAG maximum contract amount is $7,500,000 and the MTS maximum contract amount is $1,500,000. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will take place on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at SANDAG 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All attendees must check in at the 8th floor reception. Details...

IFB 5007015, CIP 1143700, Bayshore Bikeway Segments 4B & 5 Project

Proposals are due by 10/7/2016
The scope of work for Bayshore Bikeway Segments 4B & 5 Project consists of 1.0 miles of Class I bicycle facility, 1.0 miles of Class II bicycle facility, and 0.2 miles of Class III bicycle facility located in National City between the San Diego/National City border and the east end of 32nd Street near the Pier 32 Marina. The Class I bike path will be constructed along the eastern edge of Harbor Drive and adjacent to the BNSF Railway right-of-way between the San Diego/National City border and 8th Street, along the eastern edge of Harbor Drive adjacent to Naval Base San Diego from 8th Street to the BNSF Railway right-of-way just north of the Harbor Drive/Civic Center Drive intersection, along the east perimeter fence of Naval Base San Diego adjacent to the BNSF Railway right-of-way, and along the western edge of Tidelands Avenue from Civic Center Drive to a point approximately 900 feet south of Civic Center Drive. The Class II facility extends from that point along both sides of Tidelands Avenue to 32nd Street. The Class III facility extends along both sides of 32nd Street from Tidelands Avenue to Marina Way.Work will include AC and pervious concrete paving for the bikeway; roadway and pedestrian improvements along Harbor Drive, Civic Center Drive, and Tidelands Avenue; removal and reconstruction of a portion of the Naval Base San Diego perimeter security fence; modification of three existing traffic signal systems; installation a solar powered LED enhanced pedestrian warning system; bridge work consisting of installation of structural concrete and reinforcing steel, removal of concrete deck, drilling and bonding dowels, installation of metal bridge railing and extension of tubular hand rail; installation of roadway and bikeway signing and striping; and curb and gutter installation. The work will also include the procurement of all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the project plans and specifications. The engineer's estimate for this project is $1,727,448.00. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at SANDAG, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, Board Room, San Diego, CA 92101-4231 (in the Wells Fargo Building). All attendees must check in at the 8th Floor reception. Networking for subs and primes: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Prebid starts at 2:00 p.m. All prospective bidders are highly encouraged to attend. It is an opportunity to learn about the Project, ask questions, and network with firms with whom you may partner for the Project. There will be no site walk, since the area is accessible on your own. The prime contractor must have an A license at time of contract award. Bidders must comply with all Buy America requirements. The prime contractor must perform with their own organization at least 35% of the work. The project is funded in whole or in part with FHWA (Map-21) and Local funding. There is no DBE goal for this project. Questions must be submitted electronically through the SANDAG website and our bidding software (PlanetBids/PB System). Details...

On-Call Environmental Consulting Services

Proposals are due by 10/3/2016
SANDAG is seeking proposals from qualified firms for professional services to perform environmental services on an on call, as-needed basis to support the development and construction of various projects. (“Project”). This RFP describes the Project, the scope of required services, the proposer selection process, and the minimum information that must be included in the proposal. Failure to submit information in accordance with the RFP requirements and procedures may be cause for disqualification. SANDAG intends to award multiple contracts to qualified proposers in order to meet its objective of creating a group of on-call firms that will be used to provide services to SANDAG on an as needed basis. It is anticipated that up to five contracts will be awarded as a result of this RFP. SANDAG believes there is a possibility of up to $23,000,000 of environmental services over the five-year period. A Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held: Tuesday, 10 a.m. (Local Time) September 13, 2016, at the McMillin Companies Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road San Diego CA 92106. Addendum 1 issued 9/19/16. Details...

Ownership & Management of Excess Open Space (5004420)

Proposals are due by 12/1/2016
SANDAG and Caltrans are seeking proposals from qualified firms wishing to own and manage open space properties in perpetuity based on a natural resource management plan acceptable to SANDAG and Caltrans (Project). Caltrans is currently the owner in fee simple of three properties located within San Diego County, California. Forester Creek, Rancho Lilac, and Jeffries Ranch were purchased as mitigation for various transportation projects within San Diego County. The submitted proposals can cover all properties, one property or a combination; that is left up to the applicant. See the RFP, Addenda, and Q&A for further details. Send questions to jenny.russo@sandag.org by November 4, 2016. Details...

South Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Segment 3 Project (Otay Mesa Transit Center, San Diego, CA), IFB 5007016, CIP 1280504

Proposals are due by 11/2/2016
The scope of work for the South Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Segment 3 Project consists of the construction of the Otay Mesa Transit Center including concrete pavement, hardscape, landscape, shelters, signage, transit station furnishings, fencing, and roadway improvements within City of San Diego and Caltrans Rights-of-Way. The work generally includes, but is not limited to, the following and includes all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, and incidentals necessary to complete the project as shown on the Plans and as described in these Special Provisions: mobilization; preparation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); surveying and construction staking; removal and salvage or disposal of existing improvements; excavation and grading; transit station improvements including shelters, furnishings, and station electrical and communication improvements; removal, relocation, and adjustment of existing underground utilities; construction of new storm drainage and storm water management systems; construction of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and a shared use path; pedestrian ramps, cross-gutters, and colored concrete paving; modification of an existing traffic signal to provide dedicated access via a guideway to the site; construction of energy efficient lighting; construction of fiber optic communications and traffic signal interconnect systems; paving within general purpose traffic lanes; widening of an existing State Route off–ramp; variable pavement milling; signing and striping; traffic control and stage construction; installation of landscape and irrigation improvements; protection and restoration of existing improvements; retaining wall and staircase construction; and, other miscellaneous items necessary to complete the work. The Engineer's Estimate is $8,328,341. The Prime must have a valid A license. Bidders must comply with all Buy America requirements. The prime contractor must perform with their own organization at least 35% of the work. There is no federal funding, so no DBE goal. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held on September 29, 2016, at SANDAG, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101-4231 (in the Wells Fargo Building). All attendees must check in at the 8th floor reception. Networking for subs and primes: 9:30 a.m. Prebid starts at 10:00 a.m. Questions must be submitted electronically through the SANDAG website and our bidding software (PlanetBids/PB System). Details...