Vendors can view a listing of bid opportunities and download bids at Bid & Contract Opportunities. In addition, all required City advertising and official noticing may be viewed at City Bulletin of Public Notices including Notices of Bid Opportunity.
Prior to submitting a bid, the vendor must read the Bid/Contract General Provisions (PDF), which are the legally-binding clauses that frame the bidding process and are part of any bid or contract. Completed, signed, and sealed bid documents must be returned to Purchasing in accordance with the bid.
At any point during the bidding process, vendors may request assistance from the Procurement Specialist noted in the bid.
The City of San Diego requires vendors to submit evidence of adequate insurance and bond coverage, regardless of the dollar amount of the project, prior to performance of work or services on City property. See Insurance and Bond Requirements for more information.
To obtain bid results, bidder is requested to either (1) attend bid opening, (2) provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope, referencing the bid number, and a bid tabulation will be mailed, or (3) visit Purchasing no sooner than three (3) working days after bid opening to review the bid tabulation. Because of time constraints, bid results cannot be provided over the phone.
The most responsive and responsible bidder meeting bid or contract specifications is awarded the contract. The basic types of awards include a requirements contract for goods or services to be provided over a set period, usually for one year at a fixed price, or for a one-time purchase of specific items at a fixed price. All awards are confirmed in writing, either by letter or purchase order. It is the responsibility of the vendor to read, understand, and deliver the materials/services in accordance with the Purchase Order Conditions.