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The Airport Authority looks forward to working with businesses to provide travelers with world-class amenities and services. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all businesses to participate in Authority purchasing and contract activities.

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Contact information for the Procurement Department

Information for Vendors and Contractors

  • Vendor Registration: The Authority utilizes an automated web-based vendor and bid management system powered by Planetbids – BidsOnline. Use this link to register or update your company’s profile in the Vendor Database. NOTE: Vendors are required to register their company in the Vendor Database in order to download solicitations.
  • Business Categories: Use this link to view a current list of business categories utilized for email notifications of Authority Contracting Opportunities through our Vendor Database. Business categories coincide with the North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) at the 3 – 6 digit level.
  • Contract Solicitations: Keep current on contracting opportunities with the Airport Authority. If your company is registered in the Vendor Database, you may also use this link to download solicitation packages or view published plan holders lists for subcontracting opportunities.
  • View Standard Terms and Conditions
  • Airport Operational Safety & Security Requirements and SDIA Security Instructions: It is important for contractors to familiarize themselves with the security rules and regulations pertaining to all work conducted at San Diego International Airport.
  • W9 Form: All businesses that receive a purchase order or contract award are required to have a W-9 Form on file with the Authority’s Accounting Department. Use this link to access the Form. The form can be filled-out electronically, printed, signed, and faxed to Procurement at 619-400-2541 or scanned and emailed to the appropriate Authority staff.

Signature Authority

The President/CEO has delegated signature authority as follows to execute Authority contracts and agreements, pursuant to Policies 5.01 (4) for the execution of service and consulting agreements and for contracts for the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment and 5.02 (5) for the execution of Public Projects contracts:

  1. Vice Presidents can sign all contracts that were awarded by the Board.
  2. Vice Presidents can sign all change orders that were approved by the Board.
  3. After approval to legal form, Vice Presidents can sign contracts up to $4,000,000 that did not require Board Action.
  4. Director of Procurement can sign purchase orders for supplies, materials, and equipment that are less than or equal to $100,000.
  5. After approval to legal form, the Director of Procurement can sign service and consulting contracts that are less than or equal to $100,000.
  6. President /CEO must sign all sole source contracts and change orders.

The President/CEO reserves the right to bring any contract before the Board for action. This information is provided for reference purposes only. The Authority's policies require the Board to approve certain types of contracts such as legal services and contract actions such as change orders that exceed policy thresholds. Please refer to the Authority's policies for the requirements.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Procurement Department
3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Procurement Department
P.O. Box 82776
San Diego, CA 92138-2776

Telephone Number: 619-400-2540
Email: ContactProcurement@san.org

Receiving Information

Mailing Address: 2417 Winship Lane
San Diego, CA 92101

Telephone Number: 619-400-2534
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