CSU is required to prequalify prospective bidders for any Trustees-managed, major capital outlay project, regardless of funding.
CSU may elect to require bidders to prequalify for minor capital outlay projects. CPDC"s Construction Mgmt group performs the prequalification of bidders to best comply with PCC section 10761, which requires the Trustees to adopt and apply a uniform system of rating bidders. Applicants are required to complete a standard questionnaire online in PlanetBids, in which they provide specific information such as license, DIR Public Wks registration number, safety data, project experience (from which reference checks are secured), and a current audited or reviewed financial statement. 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 bidders wish to bid a project as a joint venture (JV):
Affidavit of Joint Venture, form no. 703.12 Contractors submit prequalification applications online at
When preparing to advertise the project, using the appropriate notice to contractors form for the project delivery method, campuses shall e-mail project notices to contractors to the Prequalification Coordinator, at
Campus is responsible to include in the project advertisement any project specific or technical prequalification requirements. In consultation with the Prequalification Coordinator, campus shall draft the supplemental prequalification application, include it in the specification, and post the application online, for bidder access.
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.
Notice to Contractors