Contractor Prequalification & Requalification
Welcome to the Contractor Prequalification page at the San Mateo County Community College District’s Facilities website. The San Mateo County Community College District uses a pre-qualification process to ensure the contractors bidding and performing work on Capital Improvement Program projects are able to produce the highest quality facilities. All general and prime contractors must be pre-qualified to bid. The District will not accept bids from Contractors that are not pre-qualified.
Pursuant to sections 20111.5, 22032, and 22034 of the Public Contract Code, the San Mateo County Community College District may annually prequalify contractors to work on public works projects. San Mateo County Community College District requires its contractors to meet certain criteria in areas such as:
- Construction Experience
- Contractor's License
- Work History
- Litigation and Arbitration History
- Disqualification from Previous Projects
- Compliance with Statutory Requirements and Safety
- Prevailing Wage Requirements
- Project Personnel
- Insurance Requirements
- Bonding Information
- Financial Information
The District designed the online prequalification application to make the recurring prequalification process easier for contractors to complete. The District has a database which holds all previously submitted application information, which means that Contractors who prequalified in the 2013 calendar year must only update information that has changed over the course of the year, rather than complete an entirely new application. Contractors, who are seeking to prequalify for the first time, must complete the entire application.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which contractors must be prequalified?
A: Contractors of all license types, who want to enter into prime construction contracts with the District must be prequalified. Sub contractors are not normally required to be prequalified. However, the District may elect to prequalify subcontractors for a specific project, which will be made known at the time the project is bid. Construction contractor prequalification is not required for project specific prequalification.
Q: How long is the prequalification period?
A: Prequalification is valid through the calendar year i.e. January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.
Instructions for SMCCCD’s 2014 Contractor Prequalification process will be posted about October 2013. Please visit this page again for updated information.
Q: How do I obtain a userid and password?
A: Click on this link to request a userid and password. By clicking on the link, contractors will see the new Self Registration Page. This page looks like this
Simply fill out the form and click the “Save” button. When the application process is opened the District will send you an email, which will provide a link to the application and your userid and password. After receiving your userid you may begin updating or completing the application.
Q: How do I renew my prequalification?
A: All contractors, prequalified or not, need to Click on this link to request a userid and password. Your userid and password may have changed since the 2013 prequalification. When the application process is opened, the District will send you an email which will provide you with a link to the application and your userid and password.
If you have any questions about the 2014 prequalification cycle, please send an email to email@example.com