Related Links

Business Outreach


Business Outreach Newsletters


Contractor Prequalification


Labor Compliance


Notices, Site Walks, Bid Tabs
(project specific)


Professional Services


Project Schedule
(scroll down to current month,
click on Management Report, Exhibit 3.1)


Project Stabilization Agreement


Contractor Prequalification: San Diego Unified requires general contractors and electrical, mechanical and plumbing subcontractors to submit a pre-qualification package to bid on projects over $1 million (regardless of the value of the prime and/or subcontractor’s work on the project).  For more information and a list of pre-qualified contractors, click here.

Contractor Registration Law: San Diego Unified may use only registered contractors and subcontractors on public works new construction and maintenance projects. That means that the district may not accept a bid or enter into a contract for public works project with an unregistered contractor, or accept bids that include unregistered subcontractors. Registration must be renewed annually, effective July 1 each year, regardless of the original date of registration.

The law applies to all contractors and subcontractors who intend to bid or perform work on San Diego Unified projects; imposes a fee payable to the State of CA.

 1. More information: SB 854 Fact Sheet 

 2. Link to Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) website

 3. Link to DIR contractor application

DVBE Requirement: SDUSD requires 3% DVBE/SDVOB participation on all publicly bid construction contracts. Click here to view and print our Disabled Veteran Business Participation Tip Sheet.


Procurement Opportunities: Click here to see all projects out for bid on the district's procurement site, DemandStar.


PlanWell, San Diego Unified's procurement site: Select "Go" under Public Planroom, then type “SDUSD” in Find field.


Pre-Award Contracts Management & Processes

Construction Contracts

Advertising – All construction projects are advertised in the Daily Transcript on two consecutive Tuesdays. General contractors are notified of the project via fax and email the same day it is first advertised; the Outreach team sends out notices to the small business contractors in SDUSD’s database. Construction bid advertisements are also issued via DemandStar. Register to receive automatic announcements and download SDUSD solicitations at no cost at or by calling (800) 711-1712.

Bids are also announced on Karen Linehan's LinkedIn page and Alma Banuelos' Twitter page. Check in regularly at and @sdusd_bizoutrch.

Site Walks – SDUSD typically holds site walks on Thursdays and Fridays. Sign-in sheets are faxed/emailed to all attendees, plan holders and plan rooms and posted on the Notices, Site Walks, Bid Tabs page. Site walks are mandatory for general/prime contractors only. Subcontractors are highly encouraged to attend for networking purposes.

Planholders – Planholder lists are faxed/emailed upon request.

Get Plans/Specifications – Any contractor can obtain plans/specs from Crisp Imaging at 4920 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA  92121. There is a refundable deposit of $200-$700 per bid set. Crisp does not deliver plans under its contract with SDUSD. Return bid packages to Crisp Imaging within 10 days of Final Bid Tabulation to receive deposits.

Plans/specs are also posted on PlanWell two weeks prior to bid due dates. Go to www.crispimg.comclick GO under Public Planroom. In the FIND field type in “SDUSD”. Click on project name (underlined), click the + signs to expand the subfolders, click on the folders to view the document list, and click on the sheet number to open a preview. Planholder lists are self-populated via PlanWell and augmented with contractors obtaining hardcopies from Crisp. Email for an entire digital project ($25, plus tax) or a free set of digital specifications. 

Submit Bids – Drop off bids at 2351 Cardinal Lane, Bldg M, San Diego, CA  92123, generally before 1 PM.

Bid Openings – Bids are opened two to three weeks after site walks. (Bids for small projects may be opened one week after the site walk.)

Results – Bid results are faxed to contractors and plan rooms that have checked out plans, attended the site walk, or upon request. Also, see the Notices, Site Walks, Bid Tabs page.

Contract Award – Board approval/contract award is typically 3-4 weeks from bid opening.


Linda Hippe, Contracts Administration Supervisor 
Tel: 858-522-5831
Fax: 858-522-5885 

Judith Stark, Construction Contracts Assistant
Tel: 858-522-5864
Fax: 858-522-5885  

Natalie Ethridge, Contract Specialist
Tel: 858-522-5825
Fax: 858-522-5885
Blessing Lewis, Construction Contracts Assistant
Tel: 858-522-5834
Fax: 858-522-5885

Jennifer Almond, Contract Specialist
Tel:  858-522-5822
Fax:  858-522-5885 

Marie Juarez, Construction Contracts Assistant
Tel: 858-522-5835
Fax: 858-522-5885

Glenda Burbery, Construction Contracts Assistant
Tel: 858-522-5832
Fax: 858-522-5885


Professional Services

Click here to read about our professional services contracts goals and processes. 



Linda Hippe, Contracts Administration Supervisor 
Tel: 858-522-5831
Fax: 858-522-5885

Sarah Moreno, Construction Contracts Assistant
Tel: 858-522-5865
Fax: 858-522-5885

Post-Award Contracts Management

Facilities Planning & Construction’s Contracts Management department is responsible for post-award contract requirements which include construction changes orders, task orders/notices to proceed/work authorizations for professional services, Division of State Architect documentation, insurance certificates, withholds and claims, payment processing, Notices of Completion, and administration of Architect Errors and Omissions. Post-Award Contract Management provides:


  1. Management of Post-Award Professional Services and Construction Contracts requirements
  2. Pay applications and invoice processing
  3. Change order documentation, tracking, and reporting
  4. DSA compliance and documentation
  5. Insurance document oversight
  6. Administration of material testing and inspection contracts
  7. Monetary withholds due to labor compliance, stop notices, claims, etc.
  8. Notices of completion
  9. Contract closeout


George Harris, Director, Fiscal Controls & Information Systems
Dir: 858-637-6269
Cel: 619-204-8604