Federal Stimulus (Recovery Act) Information
- The County of San Diego is receiving and seeking American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds for a
variety of projects or programs that will help sustain or create
jobs, stimulate economic growth, and improve the community.
- A list of Federal Stimulus Awards, as well as
additional information, may be viewed at Recovery San
- Purchasing and Contracting is
committed to transparency and accountability and will strive to
make businesses aware of all contracting opportunities available to
Information for Suppliers Looking for Contracting Opportunities
- Businesses wanting to participate in Recovery Act funded and
other contracting opportunities should register on our BuyNet eProcurement web
BuyNet is an interactive web site for suppliers interested in
doing business with the County of San Diego. There is no fee for
any supplier to register, receive email notifications, download
documents, respond to solicitations, or be awarded a contract.
- The County has many existing contracts in place
that allow departments to quickly purchase a variety of goods and
services at prices that have been assessed to be fair and reasonable
through competitive procurement. Recovery Act funds may be used
against existing contracts where federal guidelines allow.
- Job Order Contracts (JOCs) are competitively
bid public works contracts used for repair, remodeling, or other
repetitive work. Such contracts are annual and are awarded for
approximately $4.2 million (based on a consumer price index
adjustment). JOCs cover a number of construction specialties such
as general construction, electrical, asphalt paving, painting, HVAC,
etc. As requirements are known, the County will issue task orders to
the JOC contractor to prepare a proposal for discussion and final
task award by the County.
purchasing agreements are used by the County of San Diego to
expedite the procurement of goods and services. In this case, the
County will "piggyback" or use other public agencies'
competitively awarded contracts for the same products or services.
The criteria in allowing the County to use these alternative
contract tools are: competitively awarded; same or similar goods or
services; contract is still active and has not expired.
- The procurement of architectural, landscape architectural,
engineering, environmental, land surveying, construction project
management, and related professional services is governed by Board
of Supervisors Policy F-40
"Procuring Architectural, Engineering, and Related Professional
Services". The County will invite professional service
consultants to propose on a particular project based on several
- Below $250,000 the County
can use an existing or standing "as needed" list from
which to invite a selected consultant to negotiate on a
particular project. If negotiations fail, the County will
proceed down the list until it successfully negotiates with a
consultant possessing the necessary skills.
- For projects in excess of $250,000, the County will seek qualified professional service consultants using a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) process. Qualified consultants are then ranked. Those selected from the Qualified list of consultants are ranked against the evaluation criteria and negotiations begin with the highest ranked. If the negotiation is not successful, the County will proceed to the next ranked. Upon the completion of a successful negotiation an award is made.
- Below $250,000 the County can use an existing or standing "as needed" list from which to invite a selected consultant to negotiate on a particular project. If negotiations fail, the County will proceed down the list until it successfully negotiates with a consultant possessing the necessary skills.
Important Information for DVBE Firms
- It is the County's intent to encourage and facilitate
participation by the disabled veteran businessperson. In accordance
with Board of Supervisors Policy B-39a,
businesses eligible for certification as a Disabled Veteran Business
Enterprise (DVBE) should get
certified with the State of California.
- You may find or verify DVBE firms here