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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.

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.

Current Bids

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


IFB #5005699 Purchase of Computer Hardware and Network Switches

Proposals are due by 5/9/2019
SANDAG is implementing a modernization and standardization technology program to improve mobility as well as how staff access, use and connect to data. As a part of this initiative, this procurement will provide needed new and replacement hardware for staff. Details...

IFB 5007027: North Park/Mid-City: Landis & Georgia-Meade Bikeways Project

Proposals are due by 6/12/2019
The work consists in general of the following Scope of Work: Landis Bikeway Segment: This segment consists of approximately 3.1 miles of bikeways along Landis Street between Alabama Street and Chamoune Avenue. Features include buffered bike lanes, neighborhood traffic circles, raised crosswalks, a traffic signal modification, ADA ramps, curb extensions, lighting upgrades, a Class I bike path, and other traffic calming measures linked to signage and striping. Georgia-Meade Bikeway Segment: This segment consists of approximately 3.5 miles of bikeways along Georgia Street between Robinson Avenue and Howard Avenue, a shift to Howard Avenue for one block, and a continuation on Florida Street to Meade Avenue. The bikeway will run along Meade Avenue between Park Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue. Features include buffered bike lanes, neighborhood traffic circles, raised crosswalks, traffic signal modifications, road lumps, chokers, bend-outs, curb extensions, lighting upgrades and other traffic calming measures linked to signage and striping. Work includes, but is not limited to, controlling for water pollution; traffic control; erosion control; clearing and grubbing; curb, gutter, cross gutter and sidewalk work; roadway excavation; imported borrow; asphalt work; landscaping; wayfinding signage; pavement markings and signage; street lighting; trenching and backfill for underground electric conduits, water service and fire hydrant relocations and storm drain installation; traffic signal modifications; and procurement of all materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the project plans and specifications. For the SWPPP, this project is a Risk Level 2. The engineer's estimate for this work is $15,186,026.49. A prebid meeting will be held on Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at SANDAG, 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101- 4231(in the Wells Fargo Building). Networking for subs and primes: 9:00 a.m., Prebid starts at 9:30 a.m. Attendees must check in at the 7th floor reception desk and staff will direct them to the meeting room. Details...

On-Call Planning Services

Proposals are due by 5/3/2019
SANDAG is seeking Statements of Qualification (SOQs) from qualified firms for On-Call Planning services to support SANDAG projects in transportation and land use planning, active transportation planning, and Transportation Demand Management (“Project”). Details...