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Doing Business

SANDAG is transitioning to a new Bidding Platform and Vendor Portal - BidNet Direct.
Please register for free to make sure you receive notifications from SANDAG about bidding 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.

  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 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 SANDAG at (619) 699-1900.

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

Find out more information.

Protest Procedures

Learn more about protest procedures for procurements.

Consultant Conflicts of Interest

Learn more about procedures for SANDAG consultants subject to conflict of interest laws.

Current Bids

Please note that after a short transitional period, you will need to register in order to view details about current contracts available.


5005840 - 2020 Onboard Transit Passenger and Mid-Coast Before Survey RFP

Proposals are due by 10/3/2019
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is seeking proposals from qualified firms for professional services to conduct an Onboard Transit Passenger and Mid-Coast Before Survey (“Project”). The purpose of this project is to collect statistically valid transit passenger data for use in the calibration and validation of the SANDAG activity-based travel demand forecasting model, as well as provide SANDAG and transit agencies in the region [i.e., Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD)] information needed to meet Title VI requirements (e.g., fare and service equity analysis). This data will also serve as the “before” survey for the Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit project that is scheduled to open to revenue operations in 2021. Details...

IFB 5007029, Uptown: Fourth & Fifth Avenue Bikeways Project

Proposals are due by 9/25/2019
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is seeking bids for the Uptown: Fourth & Fifth Avenue Bikeways Project. The work consists, in general, of constructing an approximately 4.6-miles of Class IV separated bicycle lanes and buffered bike lanes through highly urbanized neighborhoods along Fourth and Fifth Avenues within the City of San Diego from downtown San Diego, through Bankers Hill, to Hillcrest. The bikeway will be constructed entirely within the limits of pavement in the City of San Diego public right-of-way beginning at B Street and ending at Washington Street. Work will include, but not be limited to, installation of erosion and sedimentation control measures to prevent water pollution; maintenance and updating of the SWPPP as required by the regulatory agencies; setting and maintaining traffic control through the construction zones; saw-cutting and roadway excavation and removal of excess existing pavement and base material for the purpose of constructing concrete curbs and gutters; raised medians and islands to protect the Class IV bikeway; milling and overlaying of existing asphalt pavement; demolition and reconstruction of selected existing curb ramps and portions of sidewalk to bring them into ADA compliance; providing, placing, and compacting of base material; providing and installing hot mix asphalt pavement; minor cast-in-place concrete paving in certain islands and at the proposed bus stops; pavement marking and striping; installation of regulatory and wayfinding signage, street lighting, rapid flashing pedestrian beacons at specific pedestrian crossings; trenching and back filling for the installation of electrical utilities; adjustment of wet and dry utility valve caps and manholes to proposed grade; potential impact to existing utility vault; installation and maintenance of landscaping material, green gutters; and procurement of all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the project plans and specifications. 8/13/19: Pre-Bid meeting sign-in sheets and ppt posted. Link to virtual site walk: Addendum No. 1 8/15/2019 Addendum No. 2 8/20/2019 Addendum No. 3 8-29-2019 Addendum No. 4 9-4-19 Addendum No. 5 9-16-19 Details...

On-Call Legal Services - Environmental law

Proposals are due by 10/3/2019
SANDAG seeks qualified attorneys to provide outside legal services in environmental law. Consultants will be expected to report to the OGC and SANDAG Board of Directors or its committees, which may include preparation of PowerPoints and Board reports, attendance at closed and open sessions, and participation in preparation meetings with SANDAG staff. The representation may include advisory services, transactional services, and litigation services, including, but not limited to, representing SANDAG in mediation, arbitration, and litigation, researching applicable law and preparing opinion memos. Details...