Vendor Opportunities

Prequalification for Consultants and Contractors

Campus development and maintenance projects create work opportunities for design and consulting professionals as well as general and specialty contractors. New construction and major renovations are implemented under the major and minor capital outlay programs administered by Planning, Design and Construction. To be eligible for upcoming opportunities at San Diego State University, Design Professionals, Contractors and Consultants must be prequalified. The following guidelines provide quick access to prequalification procedures as well as advertisement for upcoming project opportunities.


  • A&E Prequalification for major capital project design is conducted during November-March by the CSU Office of the Chancellor for July eligibility of that year through June of the following year. Application instructions can be found here: CSU AE Prequalification
  • Contractor prequalification for major capital projects ($600,000 and more) is handled by the CSU Office of the Chancellor and may occur any time 10 business days prior to bid. Prequalification applications are good for a one year period. Application instructions can be found here: CSU Contractor Prequalification
  • Qualification for contractors and service providers for minor projects (less than $709,000) is handled by Project Management

Upcoming SDSU Project Opportunities

Upcoming projects are advertised in two locations. Architects, Contractors and Consultants should register in both locations to receive notifications:

  1. California Public Contracts Register Search under Department 6790 - CSU, San Diego
  2. PlanetBids

See SDSU Upcoming Opportunities Cheat Sheet for more information.


A&E Project Design Professional selection follows CSU prescribed evaluation criteria and experience-based fit of the firm to the project and this campus. In cases where a design specialty is required, the campus may issue a Request For Qualification defining the specific project parameters. For Design/Build projects, the campus may issue a Request For Proposal to qualified teams. SDSU typically advertises in the San Diego Daily Transcript, the San Diego Union Tribune and other trade publications.

Construction contract bids are solicited through public advertisement. Bid prospects may be anticipated by reviewing the CSU Major Capital Outlay Program  that lists capital project funding requests for coming years or the Campus Master Plan. Planned and funded local projects also appear on this Web site under Project Summaries.

Campus Auxiliaries

SDSU Research Foundation is a campus auxiliary responsible for property acquisition and development of university grant and off-campus contract space and other campus building infrastructure. SDSU Research Foundation is also responsible for the College Community Redevelopment Project in cooperation with the College Area Community and the City of San Diego. Qualifications, procedures and contract services relating to Foundation projects are managed through the Foundation’s Office of Facilities Management.

Aztec Shops and Associated Students undertake self-funded or donor-funded projects. These are planned, designed and managed cooperatively through Planning, Design and Construction.

Other Job Opportunities

See the campus job postings for additional career opportunities.