Our Purpose and Mission


The purpose of the Strategic Sourcing and Contracts department is to procure goods and services at the lowest cost for the best value in accordance with Public Contract Code and California Education Code, all the while, eliminating risk in the transaction, and safeguarding fair and competitive solicitations for contractors, bidders and proposers who provide the goods and services to the students, staff, and administration of San Diego Unified School District.


We achieve our mission by dedication to excellence in customer service, providing avenues of access to businesses, processing orders in a timely manner, streamlining operations, pursuing cost savings, identifying new sources of supply, developing relationships with small, minority, and women-owned vendors, and complying with all laws of the State of California.

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Andrea O'Hara, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Officer 858-522-5808 or aohara@sandi.net.

For Specific Purchasing Department Contacts, use the hyperlink to access: Point of Contact List