Right to Protest
Any prospective or actual bidder, or contractor who believes it has been aggrieved, in solicitation or award of
a contract, may submit a protest to the Director of Purchasing and Contract Services using the following guidelines:
- The protest shall be submitted in writing within (5) working days after such aggrieved person knows or
should have known of the facts giving rise to the dispute.
- The protest must be accompanied by a detailed written statement, indicating the reason for the protest.
- Consistent with San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Administrative Policy No. 6330.6, the Director
of Purchasing and Contract Services has the authority to settle and resolve a protest of an aggrieved bidder, or
contractor, actual or perspective concerning the solicitation or award of a contract.
- The Director of Purchasing and Contract Services shall issue a decision, in writing within ten (10) working
days of confirmed receipt of the written dispute. The decision shall state the reason for the action taken.
If a supplier wants to elevate the dispute, the formal process will be recommended.
The right of protest does not prevent the District from proceeding with the award of the contract. Bidders may
request a copy of Administrative Policy No. 6330.6 at any time from the buyer or the Director of Purchasing and
The mailing address for submitting all protests is:
San Diego Community College District
Purchasing and Contract Services
3375 Camino del Rio south, Suite 270
Attention: Director of Purchasing
San Diego, CA 92108