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.

Jack Pellegrino with Construction Group
Southeastern San Diego Community Engagement Team
Jack Pellegrino with Construction Group Signing Final Beam
Southeastern Live Well Center (SELWC), Jack Pellegrino (COSD)
NBCA Chat and Chew
National Black Contractors Association (NBCA) - Chat and Chew with the Port of San Diego From right to left: Shane Harris(NBCA), Rafael Castellanos (Port of SD), Danielle Moore(Port of SD), Jack Pellegrino (COSD), Abdur Rahim Hameed (NCBA)
NBCA Chat and Chew
NBCA Chat and Chew
Southwest Veteran’s Business Resource Center (SWVBRC) From right to left: Albert Renteria (SWVBRC), Wayne Gross (DGS), Richard McCarvell(COSD), Ruben Lopez (COSD), Sheena Hunter (Premier Workspaces)

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.


Click the links below to view the recorded video and view the presentation slides from the 2021 workshop series.

Module 1: Introduction to the County of San Diego and Navigating the Procurement Portal
Module 1 Video
Module 1 Slides

Module 2: Understanding County Requirements
Module 2 Video
Module 2 Slides

Module 3: Is the County the Customer for You? The County’s Small Business Program
Module 3 Video
Module 3 Slides

Module 4: Proposal Writing for the County of San Diego
Module 4 Video
Module 4 Slides

Module 5: You’ve Been Awarded a Contract, Now What?
Module 5 Video
Module 5 Slides

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


Subcontracting Opportunities

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 links below. 

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 visit:

PCL Construction SELWC Project & Opportunities

Southeastern Live Well Center Community Updates



Information Technology – Peraton is the County’s IT provider. Learn more about Peraton’s Supplier Diversity program and subcontracting opportunities by contacting, or visit:

              Peraton Supplier Diversity


Supplier Diversity & Engagement Data and Reports

Supplier Diversity & Engagement Annual 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.

FY 2022-2023 Supplier Diversity & Engagement Report

FY 2021-2022 Supplier Diversity & Engagement Report

FY 2020-2021 Supplier Diversity & Engagement Report

FY 2019-2020 Outreach & Engagement Report

FY 2018-2019 Outreach & 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

DPC Outreach

If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us directly at