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Bidding Opportunities at the Port of San Diego

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. 

Purchasing and Contracting Opportunities

As a component of the Financial Services Division of the San Diego Unified Port District (the District), the Procurement Services Department is responsible for centralized purchasing, receiving, contracts and agreements administration, property disposal, inventory management and administration of the District'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 (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are available for viewing on Planet Bid’s 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


Environmental Opportunities

To accomplish our role as an environmental steward for San Diego Bay, the Planning and Green Port Department regularly seeks assistance from environmental professionals to provide services such as, but not limited to, site assessments, hazardous waste management and emergency response, industrial hygiene, stormwater management, education and outreach, bioassay and laboratory analysis. Examples of current service agreements are listed below.  

Service Agreements Expiration Dates
Environmental and Land Use Project Management Services June 2017
Storm Drain Maintenance and Cleaning Services June 2017
Long Range Planning Consultant Services July 2019
Environmental Analytical Services August 2017
Environmental Review Consulting Services August 2017
Natural Resources Management Services June 2018
Air Emission Permit Compliance Analysis and Program September 2018
Environmental Investigations Services November 2018
Hazardous Waste Management and Emergency Response Services March 2019
Stormwater Management Services March 2019
Energy Services June 2021
Climate Action Plan Services December 2021


Centralized Receiving
The Port of San Diego operates centralized receiving. Refer to your purchase order for the delivery location. Most deliveries are received at this address:

General Services and Procurement Building
1400 Tidelands Avenue
National City, CA 91950

Receiving hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.; and alternate Fridays by appointment only. 

Surplus Property
The Port of San Diego disposes of surplus property through an online portal, Public Surplus. To access surplus property auctions, click here

Other Potential Bidding Opportunities
The Port of San Diego also participates in a joint, multi-agency qualification list, although registration with PlanetBids as a Port vendor is still required to be notified of Port opportunities. The City of San Diego, County of San Diego and the Port of San Diego may use this list to procure architectural, engineering and related professional services on a rotational basis. Click for more information on bidding opportunities

We welcome inquiries. Please contact Matt Earle, Chief Procurement Officer, at or 619.686.6392.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 120488
San Diego, CA 92112-0488