CSU is required to prequalify prospective bidders for any Trustees-managed, major capital outlay project, regardless of funding. CPDC Construction Services performs the prequalification of bidders to best comply with PCC section 10761. This 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):
Forms & Templates:
When preparing the advertisement for the job order contract, use the appropriate notice to contractors form for the project delivery method, Form 700.04J. Campuses shall e-mail the project's notice to contractors to the Prequalification Coordinator, at the following email address:
Campus is responsible to include in the project advertisement any 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.
For the JOC delivery method, campus shall use the Job Order Contract - Supplementary Prequalification Form,
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.