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.
Class Module 1: General Information
111 Working for the City
112 Construction Contract Types
113 Business Opportunities Center
114 Contractor General Information
115 Equal Benefits Program
Class Module 2: Public Works Contracting
211 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Overview
Class Module 3: Equal Opportunity Contracting Program (EOCP)
311 Program Description
312 PDF icon Good Faith Effort Requirements
313 Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements
314 EOCP Forms
Class Module 4: Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SLBE)
411 SLBE Program
Class Module 5: Consultant Services
511 Consultant Forms and Publications
512 Consultant Rotation List
Class Module 6: Bid and Award

Contractor's Pre-qualification Application

612 Vendor Registration

PDF icon City's Standard Requirements

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


Joint Venture Contractors

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