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Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Doing CIP Business with the City of San Diego

The City of San Diego works on hundreds of Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects throughout the year. These projects cover a wide variety of infrastructure needs serving the residents of San Diego. This page provides business tutorial modules in the table below and links to:

  1. View available construction and consultant contracts open for solicitation;
  2. Apply for contractor pre-qualification;
  3. Learn about and become certified under the City's Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SLBE);
  4. Review solicitation results; and
  5. Register to provide emergency construction services.
ClassModule 1: General Information
111Working for the City
112Construction Contract Types
113Business Opportunities Center
114Contractor General Information
115Equal Benefits Program
ClassModule 2: Public Works Contracting
211Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Overview
ClassModule 3: Equal Opportunity Contracting Program (EOCP)
311Program Description
312Good Faith Effort Requirements
313Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements
314EOCP Forms
ClassModule 4: Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SLBE)
411SLBE Program
ClassModule 5: Consultant Services
511Consultant Forms and Publications
512Consultant Rotation List
ClassModule 6: Bid and Award

Contractor's Pre-qualification Application

612Vendor Registration

City's Standard Requirements

614Bid Documents
615Online Bidding and Advertised CIP Projects
616Subcontracting Participation Percentages
617Advertised Construction Projects
618Restricted Competition for SLBE firms
619SLBE Program
620Bonds & Insurance Requirements
621City's Standard Specifications & Drawings
622Pre-Bid Meeting

Joint Venture Contractors

625Bidding Questions and Addendas
627Bidders' Guarantee of Good Faith (Bid Bond)
628San Diego Business Tax Certificate
629Receipt and Opening of Bids
630Award Process
ClassModule 7: Construction
711Post-Award Reporting Requirements
712Construction Testing & Inspection
713Performance Following the Award
ClassModule 8: Resources
811Construction Management Academy
812Engineering Documents and References
813City Engineers’ Technical Bulletins