The Berryessa Union School District is pre qualifying contractors to perform construction work on District Measure U Bond Program projects that exceed $1 million dollars.
California Public Contract Code section 20111.6 requires all Prime Contractors to prequalify for projects involving a projected expenditure of $1 million or more that is eligible for state bond funding. Consequently, the District requires prospective Contractors who plan on submitting bids to: (1) Fully complete a prequalification questionnaire, and (2) Provide financial information to the District. The Prequalification Questionnaire and financial information are referred to as the “Prequalification Package”.
Under California Public Contract Code Section 20111.6 the District is precluded from accepting bids from any bidder that did not submit prequalification documents at least ten (10) business days before the date fixed for the public opening of sealed bids or from a bidder that has not been pre qualified for at least five (5) business days prior to that date. A “bidder” includes the general contractor and, if used, all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing subcontractors (MEP's).
If a public project covered by 20111.6 includes electrical, mechanical or plumbing (MEP) components that will be performed by electrical, mechanical or plumbing subcontractors, the District is required to prequalify those subcontractors, too.
Once the prequalification process is complete, the District will notify the contractors who meet the prequalification requirements. Prequalification will be valid for one calendar year following the date of initial prequalification. The District strongly suggests that firms re-apply for prequalification in January of each year to remain in good standing with the District and retain their place on the Prequalification List.
Contractors who are prequalified must update prequalification forms as their status or information changes. The District reserves the right to request that contractor(s) update prequalification forms at any time and revoke, rescind, and/or reuse the prequalification status of a contractor.
A list of prequalified contractors will be provided to all prospective bidders for a project as needed and applicable.
Contractor Registration with the California Division of Industrial Relations
IMPORTANT NOTICE: SB854 provides that "A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5."