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SANDAG Bench Program for On-Call Contracts

Welcome to the SANDAG Bench Program! The Bench was developed to create opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses to participate in SANDAG On-Call Contracts. The Bench is a pool of certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business (SB) firms that Prime Consultants are able to access for work on SANDAG Architecture and Engineering (A&E), Construction Management (CM), and Planning On-Call Contracts.

SANDAG encourages Primes to use Bench firms when developing a consultant team to work on SANDAG projects to meet DBE or SB goals. The Bench Program increases small and disadvantaged business opportunities, promotes and fosters diversity, and acts as a conduit for creating partnerships between large and small firms.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the SANDAG Bench Program, a firm must meet the following requirements below:

Type of Firm and Qualification Services
  • Must be an architecture or engineering firm that can provide one or more of the A&E Services
  • Must be a construction management firm that can provide one or more of the CM Services
  • Must be a planning firm that can provide one or more of the Planning Services


Bench Registration

To join the SANDAG Bench, please be sure that your firm is registered as a vendor 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 has 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

A&E Bench Member List

A&E Bench Outreach Flyer

Construction Management (CM) Bench

SANDAG has 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

Planning Bench

SANDAG has executed 10 Planning Services on-call contracts that is 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.

Planning Bench Member List

Planning Bench Outreach Flyer

Contact Us

For more information about the SANDAG Bench Program, please contact the Small Business Coordinator at