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Doing Business With The Port

Are you a supplier, contractor, or service provider interested in opportunities with the Port of San Diego?

Coronado Ferry Landing

As a public agency, we always seek the best value 

We are committed to a transparent and open bidding process. We solicit competitive bidding for a wide range of contracting opportunities, mainly related to engineering, planning and environmental consulting, maintenance services and equipment for the Port’s parks, marine terminals and other public facilities.

To learn more about doing business with the Port of San Diego, please click here to see our brochure on doing business with the Port and our Procurement Ethics Policy. The Port periodically offers formal vendor training to address how to do business with the Port.

The Port uses PlanetBids as its primary electronic bidding solution. PlanetBids manages our vendor database and hosts our bidding and contracting opportunities. In addition, we will occasionally advertise real estate leasing and development opportunities on PlanetBids, on a case-by-case basis. To find opportunities, view bid results, or register as a vendor, please click here: PlanetBids

We look forward to doing business with you. 

Equal Opportunity Contracting Program

The Procurement Services Business Opportunities Group is responsible for implementing the Equal Opportunity Contracting program, which includes the Small Business Enterprise Plan, Business Enhancement and Labor Compliance.


Contact Procurement Services

The Port of San Diego is committed to a dynamic and diverse waterfront. From the importing of steel to retail operations, you will find the Port of San Diego eager to assist you with your business needs.


Purchasing and Contracting Opportunities

As a component of the Financial Services Division of the Port of San Diego, the Procurement Services Department is responsible for centralized purchasing, receiving, contracts and agreements administration, property disposal, inventory management and administration of the Port's Small Business Enterprise Program, Labor Compliance, and Business Enhancement programs.

The link below, View Current Bidding, will direct you to where you can register as a vendor online, search for bid requests, download documents, bid electronically (where applicable) and much more! Most RFQs/RFPs, informal and formal solicitations will be processed through our online system. We have made every effort to make all aspects of the purchasing and contracting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible. However, if you need help or have questions concerning the features available to our bidders on this section, please click on for online assistance.

All responses are due on or prior to the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder's/proposer's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded or otherwise obtained.

Other Potential Bidding Opportunities:

Open Solicitations

The open solicitations currently available for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Qualifications (RFQs) are available for viewing on the PlanetBids Vendor Portal.

Please register as a vendor to receive notifications of the release of RFPs and/or RFQs. You can also contact the Procurement Services Department at 619.686.6392.

Blue Economy Incubator

Are you an entrepreneur involved in new or early-stage aquaculture and blue tech concepts? In 2016, the Port of San Diego established the Blue Economy Incubator, a new program to assist in the creation, early development, and initial scaling of pilot projects in aquaculture and blue tech. Click for more information. Questions may be sent to

Small Business Enterprise Resource Information Guide

Please visit the Equal Opportunity Section of the Port's website for more information. In addition, you may contact our Equal Opportunity Management Department at 619.686.6271.

Public Art Opportunities

Parks & Recreation encourages artists interested in learning more about the artist opportunities and art-related news with the Port of San Diego to subscribe via email to Arts & Culture News and Opportunities. This is the Parks & Recreation Department’s primary means of communicating opportunities to artists.

Any open calls to artists for Port of San Diego public art projects are posted below.

Click here to see Opportunities