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Contracting & Procurement Services


SDHC Procurement Department
(619) 578-7308

SDHC procures a variety of goods, services (including construction), supplies and equipment, such as:

  • Construction, consulting and professional services
  • Architectural, engineering, financial, investment, and legal services;
  • Affordable housing development new construction, and rehabilitation;
  • Office equipment, including computers, printers, and copiers;
  • Temporary employment services; and
  • Building maintenance, landscaping, plumbing, painting, uniform supplies, storage, trash disposal, janitorial, security, and travel services.

SDHC Vendor Portal

SDHC Vendor Portal Registration/Login

SDHC uses its Vendor Portal with PlanetBids for procurement solicitations.

PlanetBids is an automated, web-based vendor and bid management system. Using the PlanetBids system, prospective SDHC business partners are able to access and receive notifications for SDHC bidding opportunities, apply to become an SDHC prequalified construction contractor, and ensure that their insurance certificates with SDHC are kept up to date.

Vendors who wish to receive free notifications and download SDHC’s Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, Requests for Qualifications and/or Notices of Funding Availability should visit SDHC’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids.

To access SDHC’s solicitations, vendors need to create a new profile and register specifically for SDHC, even if they already are registered with another public agency that uses PlanetBids or previously have accessed SDHC solicitations through the City of San Diego’s PlanetBids portal.

Registration on the SDHC Vendor Portal is not required to do business with SDHC, however, it is necessary for vendors to download and be notified about SDHC bid opportunities.

Surplus Materials

SDHC regularly auctions off surplus items such as IT equipment, office furniture, office supplies and electronics. The agency utilizes the GovDeals marketplace to conduct these auctions as needed. Click below to review items up for auction or to make a bid.

SDHC Surplus Materials Auction Site

Methods of Procurement

Informal Solicitations

SDHC occasionally solicits contracts that do not require a formal solicitation process. SDHC’s policy is to obtain a minimum of one quote for each contract that is $50,000 or less, as well as a minimum of three quotes for contracts between $50,001 and $250,000.

Formal Solicitations

Contracts for goods and services valued in excess of $150,000 (federal funds) and $250,000 (nonfederal funds) will be solicited through a formally advertised and competitive bidding process.

SDHC publicizes these Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), and/or Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) in local newspapers and other print media of local and/or general circulation, as well as on SDHC’s Vendor Portal with PlanetBids.

Read SDHC’s formal Procurement Policy

Required Terms & Conditions

All contracts with SDHC include required, standard Terms and Conditions

Lobbying Ordinance & Applicable Laws

SDHC’s purchasing actions comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including:

  • Title 24, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 85.36 (24 CFR 85.36), and
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Procurement Handbook No. 7460.8 Rev. 2, as applicable.

Contacting SDHC officials about pending contracts or requests for proposals may trigger reporting requirements under the City of San Diego’s Lobbying Ordinance.

Additional Information for Vendors

Additional information about registering as a vendor, insurance requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions may be found on our Vendor Information page.

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