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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.

Labor Compliance - SB 854

SANDAG reminds all contractors and subcontractors of the adoption of Senate Bill 854 and encourages all contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they are familiar with and comply with the requirements enacted in June 2014. Such requirements include, but are not limited to, the requirement that contractors and subcontractors register with the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California (DIR), pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. DIR’s online registration process has been available since July 1, 2014.

Beginning on March 1, 2015, in compliance with SB 854, all SANDAG solicitations for public works projects will require all contractors and subcontractors to be registered with the DIR prior to submitting a bid on any public works project. Bids from contractors or subcontractors that are not registered as required may be deemed nonresponsive. Further, beginning on April 1, 2015, whether or not the solicitation required contractors and subcontractors to be registered with the DIR, SANDAG will not award a contract to work on a SANDAG project unless the prime contractor and each subcontractor are registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.

Contractors and subcontractors will be required to electronically upload certified payroll records (eCPRs) to the Labor Commissioner for all new public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015. This requirement will apply to all new public works projects as well as ongoing public works projects that will not be completed by January 1, 2016. Please consult with your respective legal counsel or in-house experts and 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.


Construction Management Services for the Mid-Coast Corridor Projects, RFQ No. 5008002

Proposals are due by 4/1/2015
Thank you for your interest in contracting opportunities with the San Diego Association of Governments (“SANDAG”). SANDAG is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified firms with documented experience and expertise in construction management services to support the development and construction of the Mid-Coast Corridor projects which include the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (“MCCTP”) and the two (2) LOSSAN Rail Corridor projects: Elvira to Morena Double Track (“EMDT”) and the San Diego River Bridge Double Track (“SDRDT”) projects. Please download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (click DETAILS at the end of this paragraph for RFQ 5008002). To download the RFQ and to submit an electronic SOQ, you must register in SANDAG’s online database (see 1. Register Your Firm at the top of this Web page). A Non-Mandatory Pre-SOQ Meeting and Prime/Sub Networking event will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon (PST) at the San Diego Central Library, Shiley Special Events Suite (9th floor), 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101. All questions relating to the RFQ must be received in writing via email, no later than 4 p.m. (PST), on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to Janet Yeh at SOQs are due by 4 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 via SANDAG’s online bid management system at: Questions to Janet Yeh at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, or, or (619) 699-6952. Details...

Job Order Contract (JOC) Railroad Construction Services, IFB #5007501

Proposals are due by 4/7/2015
The anticipated scope of work for this JOC consists primarily of, but is not limited to railroad construction improvements including main CWR track rehabilitation/replacement, grade crossings (pre-cast concrete panels, rubber panels, paved with rubber rail interface) special track work, direct fixation, signal systems, overhead catenary, traction power, and related civil construction improvements work; and all required incidental professional and technical services required for quality control monitoring and testing, shop drawings, safety, environmental, scheduling, traffic control, storm water pollution prevention, geotechnical, surveying, biological, and hazardous/contaminated materials 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 lines. This contract will contain work within fifty (50) feet of railroad right-of-way, but does not prohibit the contractor from performing work elsewhere. Joint procurement between SANDAG and MTS. Minimum contract value of $40,000 and maximum contract value of $12,000,000 over 3 years. Prime must have valid A license. Projects may be funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. The DBE goal will be set at Job Order level and fall within an estimated range of 0-28.47%. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held on March 4, 2015, at SANDAG, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101-4231 (in the Wells Fargo Building). Networking for subs and primes: 1:00 pm. Prebid starts at 1:30 pm. Questions: and Addendum No. 1 issued 03-26-15 Details...