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CUPCCAA Contractors Projects Under $200K with CUPCCAA Bidding



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 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 certain projects. 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 in order for the candidate to qualify for a project in excess of $1,000,000 and partially funded by the State. Pre-qualification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of notice of qualification except as noted in the pre-qualification documents. 
  • Link to law:  Click Here

CUPCCAA (informal bidding)

Public projects of sixty-thousand dollars ($60,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order. (b) Public projects of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($200,000 If all bids received are in excess of two hundred-thousand ($200,000), (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at one hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars ($187,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable.

Please contact Angie Nichols with any questions at or 916-375-7604 x1025.  You may also contact with any questions about the use of 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 be responsible if companies do not receive information due to incorrect or outdated email addresses listed on applications.

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