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Bidding Guidelines

Bid Information

Vendors can view a listing of bid opportunities and Bids & Contracts.

Bid Documents

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 the City in accordance with the bid.

Bid Assistance

At any point during the bidding process, vendors may request assistance from the Procurement/Contract Specialist noted in the bid.

Insurance Requirements

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.

Bid Results

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 Bids & Contracts. Because of time constraints, bid results cannot be provided over the phone.

Awards

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.