Supplier & Community Engagement
The County of San Diego is committed to the successful participation of small and diverse businesses in County contracting. Find out how DPC is building a diverse supplier base and learn about available resources and opportunities for new and potential contractors.
County Procurement Workshop Series
This workshop series breaks down the County’s procurement process and
provides important information for those submitting a proposal or bid
for the first time.
Click the links below to view the recorded video and view the presentation slides from the 2022 workshop series.
- Module 1: Introduction to the County of San Diego and
Navigating the Procurement Portal
Module 1 Video
Module 1 Slides
Click the links below to view the recorded video and view the presentation slides from the 2021 workshop series.
These workshops are offered in collaboration with the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Learn more about the SBDC and other no cost resources at https://www.sdivsbdc.org/.
Subcontracting with a prime contractor is a great way to gain
government contracting experience. Learn more about subcontracting
opportunities with County of San Diego prime contractors using the
Southeastern Live Well Center (SELWC) – PCL Construction is
seeking proposals from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the
new Southeastern Live Well Center. For more information please
Information Technology – Peraton is the County’s IT provider. Learn more about Peraton’s Supplier Diversity program and subcontracting opportunities by contacting PeratonCoSDAcctVendorInquiries@Peraton.com, or visit:
Supplier Diversity & Engagement Data and Reports
Learn more about County procurement and supplier outreach activities, including contract award and procurement spend data, in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Supplier Diversity & Engagement Report.
DPC in the Community
DPC is actively engaged in collaborative efforts that support small businesses and providers in the San Diego region and the local economy. The County of San Diego is Co-chair of the Anchor Institution Collaborative, an effort led by the San Diego EDC (Economic Development Corp) to bring together large buyers, community partners, and small businesses to maximize anchor institutions’ economic impact in the region through procurement, capital investment, and neighborhood infrastructure improvement. Find out more about how this effort supports small businesses and providers at the Anchor Institution Collaborative webpage.
The Department of Purchasing and Contracting held its first ever “Connecting with the County” event co-located at the County Administration Center and Waterfront Park on October 2, 2023. Attendees networked with organizations from the region, connected with representatives from various County departments, and attended a presentation and panel on how to do business with the County of San Diego.
The full presentation from the event can be found here:
Connecting with the County Presentation Oct 2023
Questions & Support
If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us directly at DPCOutreach@sdcounty.ca.gov.