The CSU is required to prequalify prospective bidders for any Trustees-managed major capital outlay project, regardless of funding. The CSU may elect to require proposers to prequalify for minor capital outlay projects as well.
The CPDC Construction Managment department performs the prequalification of bidders to best comply with Public Contract Code Section 10761. This requires the Trustees to adopt and apply a uniform system of rating proposers. Applicants are required to complete a standard questionnaire online in PlanetBids, in which they provide specific information such as:
Once the application has been reviewed and reference checks returned, the Prequalification Coordinator sends the applicant an approval letter assigning a rating for the applicant. If two or more prospective proposers wish to bid a project as a joint venture (JV):
Note: The Design-Builder shall prequalify its major trade contractors (at least the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and trades where the estimated cost of the trade work is greater than 5 percent of the Construction Budget) utilizing the Trade Contractor Prequalification document (Appendix B-6) or similar and any additional prequalification processes required by the Design-Builder. Once this process is completed, the Design-Builder shall provide a list of prequalified trade contractors to the Trustees.
PlanetBids (Contractors submit prequalification applications online.)
Forms & Templates:
When preparing to advertise the project, using the appropriate Notice to Contractors form (see below) for the project delivery method, campuses shall e-mail project notices to contractors to the Prequalification Coordinator (email@example.com).
The campus is responsible for including in the project advertisement any project-specific or technical prequalification requirements. In consultation with the Prequalification Coordinator, the campus shall draft the supplemental prequalification application, include it in the specification and post the application online for bidder access.
The campus shall not post the project's bid proposal package online unless it has a "sample" overlay, at least for the bid proposal form, in accordance with Public Contract Code Section 10764.