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CUPCAA Qualification

CUPCAA Qualification

All CUPCCAA-qualified projects will be subject to the District's standard Master Agreement unless the project includes complete project specifications and front ends. Please review prior to submitting proposals. Note the insurance requirements.


California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014. AB 1565 requires ALL General Contractors and M/E/P Subcontractors to be prequalified if the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds, per…

Public Contract Code 20111.5 enables districts to require prime contractors to be prequalified prior to accepting bids.

Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the District to do so for specific projects.




The employees of a public agency may perform public projects of sixty-thousand dollars ($60,000) or less by force account, negotiated contract, or purchase order. (b) Public projects of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) or less may be let to contract by informal procedures (c) If all bids received are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), the governing body of the public agency may, by the adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at two hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($212,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable. 


WUSD has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification called Quality Bidders.



This applies to prime contractors and MEP sub-contractors with the following licenses:

  • General Contractors (A and B), Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46)



The District must receive complete applications at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening on any advertised project for the candidate to qualify for a project in excess of $1,000,000 and partially funded by the State. Prequalification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of notice of qualification except as noted in the prequalification documents. Link to law:  Click Here


Please follow the simple steps below:

  1. Read the Instructions for Contractors: CUPCAA
  2.  Click Here to Sign Up

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Daniel Gandara, Facilities Analyst, at 916-375-7600 x1014. In addition, you may also contact with questions about using the Quality Bidders web-based tool.


Please note that the email listed on all applications contacts will be the address to which all notifications will be sent. WUSD will not be held responsible if companies do not receive information due to incorrect or outdated email addresses listed on applications.

Thank you for your interest in prequalifying and working with WUSD.