Purchasing & Contracting
This section provides important forms and information for vendors interested in doing business with the City of San Diego Purchasing & Contracting Department.
General Provisions are the legally-binding clauses that are part of any purchase order.
San Diego Municipal Code, Division 42 ( Living Wage Ordinance) requires covered employers and their subcontractors to pay a wage sufficient for a full-time worker to meet basic needs and avoid economic hardship.
The Federal Davis-Bacon Act and state labor laws ensure equitable pay. State law concerning prevailing wages can be found at the California Department of Industrial Relations Code of Regulations, Title 8.
Contractor is required to pay the highest applicable wage rate where more than one wage rate applies.
For legal documents that govern the bidding requirements of the City of San Diego, please refer to City Charter Article V, Section 35 , which outlines the responsibilities of the Purchasing & Contracting Department, and Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 32 of the Municipal Code, which describes when contracts may be entered into and whether a contract must be competitively bid.