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Effective January 1, 2014, Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires all general contractors and all mechanical, electrical and plumbers (MEP) subcontractors utilizing any of the following licenses on public works project valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with state facility bond funds be prequalified with the District:

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

Contractors/subcontractors required to be prequalified or needing to renew their prequalification status must submit a complete prequalification questionnaire packet through no later than 10 business days prior to the bid opening on any advertised project in order to qualify to bid on that project.

It is the responsibility of the contractor submitting the bid to ensure all subcontractors are prequalified prior to the bid opening. If it is found that a contractor has listed a subcontractor in their bid that utilizes any of the licenses required to be prequalified and is not prequalified with the District for five business days prior to the bid opening, the contractor's bid will be rejected and deemed non-responsive.

Prequalification approvals remain valid for one calendar year from the date of approval.

For question regarding the prequalification process, please email or call (562) 997-7550. For questions regarding the use of Quality Bidders' website, please contact

Thank you for your interest in working with Long Beach Unified School District.