FAQs

BidNet Direct 2020

What information do I need to register on BidNet Direct?

Basic registration requires key contact information for your company's main user, such as company name, address, and phone number. Once you have completed the basic registration, you will receive an email to verify your account information. After your account is verified, you will be prompted to complete additional information, including your company’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes, FEIN (Tax number), Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, and any applicable Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) or Small Business (SB) certification information. You can start the registration process here: BidNetDirect.com/SANDAG.

I am already a registered vendor for SANDAG. Why am I receiving emails to re-register?

SANDAG has transitioned to a new bidding platform and vendor portal called BidNet Direct as of Spring 2020. To continue to receive notifications of current and upcoming solicitations, you are required to re-register for BidNet Direct.

How do I register on BidNet Direct to receive SANDAG business opportunities?

Registration on BidNet Direct is done online. To receive notifications of matching SANDAG solicitations, simply register here: BidNetDirect.com/SANDAG

What are NAICS Codes used for?

Click here to see the list of NAICS Codes. You can register for as many NAICS Codes as you would like on BidNet Direct. If you are a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm, please only register for the NAICS codes covered by your DBE certification.

How do I know what NAICS Codes to register for?

Yes, you are required to register with BidNet Direct. You do NOT, however, need to re-apply to the SANDAG Bench Program or update information once you are registered on BidNet Direct.

I am a current BENCH vendor, do I need to do anything?

Yes, SANDAG will continue to post all solicitation opportunities on sandag.org.

BidNet Direct's Vendor Support team is available M-F from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST). You can contact them at (800) 835-4603 or e-procurementsupport@bidnet.com.

I am having trouble registering or have a BidNet Direct question, who can I contact for assistance?

What is PlanetBids?

PlanetBids is the online vendor portal previously used to post solicitation opportunities. SANDAG has switched from PlanetBids to BidNet Direct for solicitation notification. Vendors registered with PlanetBids are requested to register with BidNet Direct if they want to continue receiving notifications of SANDAG procurements.

Will current and upcoming solicitation opportunities still be posted on the SANDAG website (sandag.org)?

What is SANDAG?

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is a regional government agency that is primarily focused on regional planning and construction of transportation infrastructure in the San Diego region. SANDAG works with the County of San Diego, the cities within the County, as well as state and federal agencies to make policy decisions related to population growth, transportation planning and transit construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational matters. In addition, SANDAG operates toll roads (State Route (SR) 125 and Interstate 15), administers the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), and serves as a data clearing house for the region. SANDAG’s Board of Directors is made up of mayors, council members or a supervisor from each of the region’s 18 cities and the County Board of Supervisors.

SANDAG uses NAICS Codes to notify vendors of current and upcoming solicitations. As a vendor you will choose which codes to register for, which will determine the solicitations you receive notifications for. Click here to register. 

SANDAG Contracts & Procurement staff is available at procurement@sandag.org.

I have a SANDAG specific question, who can I contact for assistance?

What is BidNet Direct?

In 2020, SANDAG is transitioning from PlanetBids to a new procurement platform and vendor portal that is hosted by BidNet Direct. This will be the exclusive online vendor portal used to post and notify vendors of current solicitation opportunities.