Frequently Asked Questions

•  Real Estate Services
•  Facility Planning, Design & Construction
•  Fleet Management
•  Facility Maintenance
 

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

  1. What do I do if I want to put a concession stand on County property?
  2. How do I find out about surplus County-owned real estate that is available for sale or lease?
  3. How can I find out about acquisition of real estate by the County?
  4. Where can I find out information regarding the location of County property/documents pertaining to the County's ownership of real estate?
  5. How do I verify whether a road is open to the public?
  6. Who can I call if I have questions regarding the maintenance of County-owned land?

What do I do if I want to put a concession stand on County property?

If you are interested in placing a food stand, coffee cart, flower stand or other form of concession stand on County-owned property or within a County building, please call the Real Estate Services Division of the Department of General Services at (858) 694-2291, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Your questions will be directed to the Supervisor of the Property Management Section. Under state law and Board of Supervisors' policy, a competitive selection process is used when concessionaires are chosen. The Supervisor of the Property Management Section can explain the selection process to you.

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How do I find out about surplus County-owned real estate that is available for sale or lease?

The Department of General Services' Real Estate Services Division can assist you by providing information on available properties. Please call the division at (858) 694-2291, during regular work hours and ask to speak to the Supervisor of the Property Management Section.

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How can I find out about acquisition of real estate by the County?

The Real Estate Services Division of the Department of General Services purchases real estate for use by the County's various departments and offices. The types of properties acquired range from road right-of-way, to parklands and office building sites. If you have questions about the real estate acquisition process, are interested in selling to the County, or have been approached by the County about an acquisition of your real estate, please call the division at (858) 694-2291 during regular work hours. You should ask for the Supervisor of the Acquisition/Relocation Section.

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Where can I find out information regarding the location of County property/documents pertaining to the County's ownership of real estate?

The Survey Section of the Real Estate Services Division maintains a database of all County-owned property. This section can provide you with copies of maps, deeds and legal descriptions relating to the County's land and building inventory. If you need to verify ownership information or obtain maps or other real estate information, please call (858) 694-2291 during regular work hours. You should ask to speak to the public assistance personnel in the Survey Section.

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How do I verify whether a road is open to the public?

If you have questions as to whether a road is available for public use please contact the Survey Section of the Real Estate Services Division. Staff within the section can tell whether the road is available for public use and whether it is maintained by the County. Please call (858) 694-2291 during regular work hours and ask for the public assistance personnel in the Survey Section.

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Who can I call if I have questions regarding the maintenance of County-owned land?

For County-owned real estate that is in need of maintenance, please call the Real Estate Services Division at (858) 694-2291 during regular work hours. Ask for the Supervisor of the Property Management Section. It is helpful to have the address and/or nearest intersection so that we may locate the property quickly to help you.

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FACILITY PLANNING, DESIGN, & CONSTRUCTION

  1. How do I report problems I encounter on a County construction project (e.g., paint over spray on my car; too much dust or noise, etc.)?
  2. How do I get on a list to bid on construction projects?
  3. How do I find out what projects are going to be designed in the future?
  4. How do I find out who has been awarded the contract for design of a project?
  5. How do I find out what projects are going to bid in the future?
  6. How do I get on the "As-Needed" (bi-annual) consultant list to design projects for the County?
  7. How do I find out who has been awarded a contract for a construction project?

How do I report problems I encounter on a County construction project (e.g., paint over spray on my car; too much dust or noise, etc.)?

To report such a problem, please contact (858) 694-2040 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the following information:
  •  Project Location
  •  Situation and what/how it happened
  •  How you can best be contacted
Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate Project Manager.

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How do I get on a list to bid on construction projects?

There is a list for certain, small construction projects; you may contact the County Office of Purchasing & Contracting at (858) 694-2500 or visit their Website at: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/purchasing/index.html regarding construction projects that fall into this category.

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How do I find out what projects are going to be designed in the future?

You may refer to the Capital Improvements Needs Assessment (CINA), which is a comprehensive County-wide capital improvement program that identifies departmental requests for capital projects. This plan is available in Libraries and from the Clerk of the Board at (619) 531-5600.

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How do I find out who has been awarded the contract for design of a project?

Design contracts may be awarded either via the County/City "As-needed" lists process or through a major solicitation for Statements of Qualifications. Consultant firms that have been through either selection process will be contacted by letter with notification of the results of selection.
The general public may find the name of the consultant design firm connected with a particular project when that project is advertised for open bidding.

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How do I find out what projects are going to bid in the future?

You may contact the County Office of Purchasing & Contracting at (858) 694-2500 or visit their Website at: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/purchasing/index.html. Follow the link to BuyNet and select the Upcoming Projects link.

The Engineering & General Contractor's Association keeps a six-month monitor of major projects of Government agencies. This report includes the expected bid dates of construction projects. They can be contacted at (619) 692-0760.

Also, the County advertises the project and bid date no later then four weeks before the bid opening date in major publications such as Construction Market Data (CDM), and Engineering News Record or ENR.

Further, General Contractors advertise for Minority, Women, Veterans with Disabilities Business Enterprise (MWVDBE) participation during the same four-week period and no less than 10 days before the Bid date in various trade journals.

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How do I get on the "As-Needed" (bi-annual) consultant list to design projects for the County?

The “Bi-Annual” listing is a joint City/County of San Diego effort. To get on the As-Needed lists for any discipline a firm must request an "As-Needed Lists Submittal Package Information Sheet" from:

City of San Diego Executive Complex 1010 Second Ave., Suite 500 San Diego CA 92101 Attn.: Celia Griffin

This package will describe the necessary steps for submitting Statements of Qualifications for the "As-Needed" lists. The term for the lists are a minimum of one year, but may be extended by agreement of the City of San Diego and the County.

General Services periodically advertises for specialized As-Needed consulting services, through the County’s BuyNet online procurement system. Registering on BuyNet at http://buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov/ will notify you of your selected solicitations.

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How do I find out who has been awarded a contract for a construction project?

You may contact the County Office of Purchasing & Contracting at (858) 694-2500 or visit their Website at: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/purchasing/index.html.

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FLEET MANAGEMENT

How can I find out information or make a complaint regarding County vehicle(s)/driver(s)?

You should report County vehicles/drivers problems to the Department of General Services, Fleet Management Division at (858) 694-2876, weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If the problem is after hours and needs immediate attention, please call County radio (Station M) at (858) 565-5255.

If the situation is an emergency please contact the appropriate law enforcement, fire or emergency medical agency or dial 911.

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FACILITY MAINTENANCE

  1. What is the number to report pot holes in the City?
  2. What is the number to call for pot holes in the County?
  3. What is the number for burnt out street lights in the City?
  4. What is the number to report trees, shrub or bushes growing in front of a traffic signs in the City?
  5. What is the City information number?
  6. What is the number for Vector control, pests?
  7. What is the number for dead animal pick-up?
  8. What is the number for the bees hotline?
  9. What is the number for Animal Services?
  10. hat is the number for mosquitoes, rats, and flies?
  11. I call for a street light problem on County property?

What is the number to report pot holes in the City?

(619) 527-7500

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What is the number to call for pot holes in the County?

(877) 684-8000

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What is the number for burnt out street lights in the City?

(619) 527-7500

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What is the number to report trees, shrub or bushes growing in front of a traffic signs in the City?

(619) 236-5555

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What is the City information number?

(619) 236-5555

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What is the number for Vector control, pests?

(858) 694-2888

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What is the number for dead animal pick-up?

(888) 299-9905

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What is the number for the bees hotline?

(800) 200-2337

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What is the number for Animal Services?

(619) 236-4250

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What is the number for mosquitoes, rats, and flies?

(858) 694-2888

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Who I call for a street light problem on County property?

Dept. of Public Work has a 24/7 lighting hotline for repairs or malfunctions.  That number is (858) 694-2200.

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