California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014. AB 1565 requires ALL General Contractors and M/E/P Subcontractors be prequalified, if the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds. This applies to prime contractors and MEP sub-contractors with the following licenses:
- General Contractors (A and B)
- Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, C-46)
For certain projects, the District may require all contractors be prequalified, regardless of license classification, by noting the requirement in the bid advertisement.
Applications must be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening and must be approved as least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening in order to qualify for these projects. Approval is valid for one (1) year from the date of notice of qualification, except as noted in prequalification documents.
The Lemon Grove School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification called Quality Bidders. To get started click here to sign up. For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link contractor instructions. For more information please contact Kathy Osborn with any questions at email@example.com or (619) 825-5605. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool. Thank you for your interest in prequalify and working with Lemon Grove School District. Click here to view our approved contractor list.
CUPCCAA - CALIFORNIA UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT
The Lemon Grove School District has elected to become subject to the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Procedures. The District is inviting all licensed contractors to submit information for inclusion on the District's list of “qualified” bidders.
Per California Contract Code 22032, any Public Works Project that is estimated to be below $200,000 is subject to the Informal Bidding Procedures set forth by the State of California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. All trade categories are subject to Informal Bidding Procedures.
- Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by negotiated contract or by purchase order (PCC 22032(a)).
- Public projects of $200,000 or less may be let to contract by the informal bidding procedures (PCC 22032(b)).
- Public projects of more than $200,000 shall be let to contract by formal bidding procedures (PCC 22032(c)).
Contractors that are interested in being on the Informal Bidding Contractors List are required to have a current license and are subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board.
Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid for public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the DIR per California Labor Code section 1725.5. http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/PublicWorks.html
The Lemon Grove School District may create a new contractors list effective January 1st of each year and may include any contractor's name it desires on the contractors list, but shall include, at a minimum, all contractors who have properly provided the Lemon Grove School District with the required information, either during the calendar year in which the list is valid or during November or December of the prior year.
To register click here.
Click here to view our approved CUPCCAA contractor list.