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Lease-Leaseback Outreach Program

Event Alert! Join us Wednesday, July 17th, 9AM-1PM, for San Diego's favorite construction networking and resource event, the 2024 Construction Expo! For more information and to register, visit this link, https://sdusdconex2024.eventbrite.com.

Please note that this event is being held at a brand new location, University City High School, 6949 Genesee Avenue.

Welcome to our Lease-Leaseback program landing page.

“Lease-Leaseback” (LLB) is an alternative construction procurement delivery method with several advantages; it streamlines complex construction projects and frees up funding. San Diego Unified has operated a LLB program since 2018, breaking ground on over 45 school site modernization projects ranging from $6M-$120M with many more planned ahead. The LLB program has the most lucrative opportunities for small and diverse businesses. Since 2018, San Diego Unified has spent over $1.3 Billion with XBEs (diverse small business enterprises)!

Diverse small businesses (XBEs), we’re looking for you!

The LLB Program has participation goals for: Disabled-Veteran owned Businesses (DVB), Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE), and Small Business Enterprises (SBE). Go to the XBE Program webpage for more information. If you are a certified XBE our LLB Primes want to hear from you! 

Interested in becoming a vendor on the LLB Program?

The most important step is to register as a vendor on the District’s PlanetBids vendor portal. Registering on PlanetBids ensures you are notified when relevant bidding opportunities are released.

Lease-Leaseback Fact Sheet. Connecting with LLB Primes is the best way to win work within the LLB Program. View and download the latest Lease-Leaseback Fact Sheet for more information. This resource includes the Small Business Liaison Officers contact information for all prequalified LLB Prime contractors!

Contractor Prequalification. All CSLB licensed subcontractors are required to be prequalified with San Diego Unified School District to bid and work on LLB projects. Go to the Contractor Prequalification webpage for more information. Email [email protected] with any questions. Please note, San Diego Unified prequalification is in addition to any prequalification requirements the project Prime contractors may also have.

Interested in becoming a LLB Prime contractor?

To become a LLB Prime contact both Ashley Mains and Sidney Hucklebridge for more information: [email protected], and [email protected]. Prior K-14 General Contractor experience is required and prior LLB experience is preferred. Solicitations are released every 2-3 years.

Prequalified Lease-Leaseback Prime Contractors

A list of prequalified Prime contractors has been developed. Each Prime has a designated Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). Each SBLO and their respective company's prequalification website links are provided below:

  1. Balfour Beatty Construction. SBLO. Prequalification.
  2. Barnhart-Reese Construction. SBLO. Prequalification.
  3. Bernards Construction. SBLO. Prequalification.
  4. BN Builders. SBLO. No prequal webpage. 
  5. Core West. SBLO. Prequalification.
  6. C.W. Driver. SBLO. Prequalification.
  7. Erickson-Hall Construction Co. SBLO. Prequalification.
  8. Flint Builders. SBLO. Prequalification.
  9. Level 10 Construction, LP. SBLO. Prequalification.
  10. Nexgen Building Group. SBLO. Prequalification.
  11. PCL Construction Services. SBLO. Prequalification.
  12. Soltek Pacific. SBLO. Prequalification.
  13. Sundt Construction. SBLO. Prequalification.
  14. Swinerton Builders. SBLO. Prequalification.
  15. Turner Construction Company. SBLO. Prequalification.

Upcoming Events and LLB Subcontracting Opportunities


  • The 2024 San Diego Unified School District Construction Expo!
    Join us for San Diego's favorite procurement event for construction contractors, architects, engineers, and related vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers. Registration is free!
    Wednesday, July 17th, 9AM-1PM, at University City High School, 6949 Genesee Avenue, San Diego, 92122.

Upcoming Lease-Leaseback Program Subcontracting Opportunities

  • Go to Planetbids to find current San Diego Unified School District contract opportunities.

Last updated 06/26/24

Project Name


Bids Due


Paradise Hills Elementary School Whole Site Modernization


Bid Ad: 07/16/24
Bids Due: 08/22/24

Coming soon 

Baker Elementary School Whole Site Modernization


Bid Ad: 08/06/24
Bids Due: 09/19/24

Coming soon 


*Paradise Hills ES WSM and Baker ES WSM are being bid as 100% Construction GMPs. Multiple Primes will be submitting bids for the construction phase of this project. Subcontractors and suppliers should review the site attendees lists on PlanetBids when available to see which Primes are bidding.


Still have questions? Reach out to the district's Lease-Leaseback Outreach Coordinator.

Sidney Hucklebridge-Key

Lease-Leaseback Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]
(619) 471-4960

Karen Linehan

Business Outreach Program Manager
[email protected]