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Contractors Prequalification Bid Process

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.

This applies to the following:

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)

Bill Number AB 1565

LBUSD has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification called Quality Bidders. To get started, please visit www.qualitybidders.com, and follow the Contractor Instructions for creating an account.

The District must receive 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 that project. 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.

Please contact Nicolle Falcis with any questions at nfalcis@lbschools.net or (562) 997-7550 ext. 1323. You may also contact qbsupport@colbitech.com with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.

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

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