Contractor Prequalification Process
As of January 1, 2014, to comply with California Assembly Bill AB 2031, Brea Olinda USD requires General Contractors and Subcontractors to be pre-qualified on all Bond Construction Contracts. Brea Olinda USD also requires pre-qualification on all CUPCCAA Construction Contracts.
What is a CUPPCCA? The California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act is under the umbrella of the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Commission (CUPCCAC) and provides for alternative bidding procedures when an agency performs public project work by contract.
- Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by negotiated contract or by purchase order [PCC22032(a)]
- Public projects of $200,000 or less may be let to contract by the informal procedures set forth in the Act [PCC22032(b)]
- Public projects of more than $200,000 shall be let to contract by formal bidding procedures [PCC22032(c)]
Each year, participating Districts place an ad in various construction trade journals inviting all licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm to the District for inclusion on the District’s list of bidders for the following calendar year. The Brea Olinda Unified School District has completed all the necessary requirements to participate in this alternative bidding process and solicits your firm to register.
Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid for a 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 a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the DIR per California Labor Code section 1725.5.
Before the first employee starts work, all California employers must meet the following requirements before an employee begin work per California Department of Industrial Relations requirements available at the following website:https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/BeforeAnEmployeeStarts.html
BOUSD's Current Approved Contractor List for CUPCCAA HERE
To become prequalified, applications must be submitted HERE to streamline the new Department of Industrial Relations pre-qualification process.