SANDAG’s Bench Program was developed to create more opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses to participate in SANDAG’s On-Call Contracts, promote and foster diversity, and act as a conduit for creating partnerships between large and small firms. The Bench is a pool of certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business (SB) firms that Prime Consultants can access for work on SANDAG Architecture and Engineering (A&E), Construction Management (CM), and Planning On-Call Contracts. SANDAG encourages Prime Consultants to use Bench firms when developing a consultant team to work on SANDAG projects to meet DBE and Small Business goals.
Bench Firm Qualifications & Certifications
Be one of these types of firms:
- Architecture or Engineering firm that can provide one or more of the On-Call A&E Services
- Construction Management firm that can provide one or more of the On-Call CM Services
- Planning firm that can provide one or more of the On-Call Planning Services
Have one of these certifications:
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)
- Small Business (SB) certified by the California Department of General Services (DGS)
Join the Bench
To join the SANDAG Bench Program, please be sure that your firm is registered as a vendor (registration is free) on the SANDAG bidding platform and vendor portal hosted by BidNet Direct. Please follow the BidNet Vendor & Bench Registration Instructions to guide you in the registration process.
Architecture and Engineering (A&E) Bench
SANDAG executed On-Call Contracts for A&E Design Consulting Services with an estimated value of $300 million. The A&E On-Call 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.
Construction Management (CM) Bench
SANDAG executed On-Call Contracts for CM and Engineering Services with an estimated value of $150 million. These CM On-Call Contracts support transportation projects that include heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, freeways, highways, toll roads, local streets and roads, bikeways, and walkways.
CM Bench Member List
CM Bench Outreach Flyer
List of On-call CM Prime Consultants
SANDAG executed On-Call Planning Services Contracts that are estimated up to $40 million. The Planning On-Call Contracts will support transportation planning projects including land use, active transportation, and transportation demand management planning efforts.