Contractor prequalification is a requirement for some contractors intending to bid San Diego Unified construction projects.

Prequalification questionnaires must be submitted 10 days prior to a project’s bid due date or they will not be processed for that project. San Diego Unified will issue qualification/disqualification notices by 5 days prior to bid due date. Please keep in mind that yours will not be the only package being processed.

 

Required prequalification:

 

PROJECTS OF $1 MILLION OR MORE– Prequalification is required by the following contractors, regardless of the value of the prime and/or subcontractors’ work on the project:

  1. Prime contractorsGeneral contractors or any C-class contractor bidding as a prime contractor on projects of $1M or more. A key requirement for prequalifying as a Prime contractor is to have completed project references of $1M or more, where your company was the prime contractor. Click here to view or download the pdf questionnaire for prequalification to bid $1M projects as a Prime contractor.
  2. MEP Subcontractors:  Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors, including any contractor holding A, B and/or performing work of C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and C-46 licenses. Click here to view or download the pdf questionnaire for prequalification to bid $1 Million projects as a Subcontractor.

Click here for a current list of all $1M+ prequalified contractors. This list includes prime contractors eligible to bid with the district on projects $1 million or more, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing   subcontractors eligible to submit bids to bidding prime contractors.

 

LEASE-LEASEBACK PROJECTS – NON-MEP SUBCONTRACTORS – Prequalification is also required of all contractors, regardless of trade, tier or the value of the prime and/or subcontractors’ work on the project. Click here to view or download the pdf questionnaire for prequalification to bid Lease-Leaseback projects as a non-MEP contractor. MEP stands for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

Click here for the list of prequalified non-MEP subcontractors.

JOB ORDER CONTRACTING (JOC) PROJECTS – NON-MEP PRIME CONTRACTORS – Prequalification is required of general contractors or any C-class contractor bidding as a prime contractor on JOC projects. A key requirement for prequalifying as a prime contractor is to have completed JOC project references or similar (e.g., Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity), where your company was the prime contractor. Click here to view or download the pdf questionnaire for prequalification to bid JOC projects as a non-MEP contractor. 

Click below for a list of prequalified non-MEP Prime JOC contractors:

  1. Window Blinds (coming soon
  2. Electrical Services (coming soon
  3. General Construction (TBD
  4. Paving Services (TBD
  5. Landscaping Services (TBD
  6. Roofing Services (TBD 

Contact Glenda Burbery at 858-522-5832 or gburbery@sandi.net with any questions about prequalification. 

 

Pre-Construction Helpful Links:

ADVERTISED BIDS:  To see projects San Diego Unified School District currently has out for bid, click here and be linked to our procurement site (DemandStar).

PLANS AND SPECS:  To see plans and specs and Planholders Lists for construction projects,  first go to PlanWell, San Diego Unified's procurement site, select "Go" under Public Planroom, then type “SDUSD” in Find field. 

SITE ATTENDEE LIST AND BID RESULTS (BY PROJECT):  To see ads, site attendees, and bid results for our projects, click here.

 

*  Legislation (AB 1565) was passed and signed into law (CAPCC Section 20111.6) that affects contractors performing work on school construction projects as of January 1, 2014.