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Business Outreach Program

Event Alert! Join us Wednesday, July 17th, 9AM-1PM, for San Diego's favorite construction networking and resource event, the 2024 Construction Expo! For more information and to register, visit this link, https://sdusdconex2024.eventbrite.com.

Please note that this event is being held at a brand new location, University City High School, 6949 Genesee Avenue.

San Diego Unified is committed to ensuring that emerging, small and underutilized construction-related businesses have viable opportunities to participate in all Propositions S/Z and Measure YY construction projects. To ensure small, minority-, women-, and disabled veteran- owned companies are aware of these contracting opportunities, the district conducts the following:

  • Maintains a database of small, minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned businesses expressing interest in contracting with San Diego Unified.
  • Notifies small, minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned businesses and organizations of construction bidding opportunities via email, social networks, and other media.
  • Promotes contracting opportunities at many public outreach and procurement events, including those hosted by the Public Agency Consortium (PAC).
  • Issues the Business Outreach Newsletter regularly to provide construction bond program updates, contracting information, upcoming bid opportunities, procurement news, and more.
  • Provides subcontractors with tools to network with general contractors, such as planholder lists and pre-bid site walk attendance sheets.
  • Informs contractors and Disabled Veteran Businesses (DVB) about San Diego Unified’s 3-percent DVB participation requirement. Read the DVB Tip Sheet to learn more about it!
  • Develops additional strategies based on stakeholder feedback on how to better serve emerging, small and underutilized businesses.


The business outreach database is the main communication tool San Diego Unified uses to provide notices and information about construction opportunities. To get on the database, click here, fill out the form, and email it to Alma: [email protected].

Don’t delay! New projects are announced weekly. Participating in the new process will be the only way to receive direct updates about San Diego Unified construction project opportunities and procurement news (even if you have been on our old database for years).


Click here for an overview of everything you need to know about doing business with San Diego Unified School District. 


Karen Linehan, Outreach Program Manager


Alma Banuelos, Business Outreach Coordinator

[email protected]

Sidney Hucklebridge-Key, Lease-Leaseback Program Outreach Coordinator

[email protected]

Mail: San Diego Unified School District, Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Dept., Room 9, 4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, CA  92111-1522.