Contractor Pre-Qualification Requirements


Construction contracts awarded on or after January 1, 2014, and until January 1, 2019, Public Contract Code section 20111.6 requires the governing board of a school district with an average daily attendance over two thousand five hundred (2,500) to prequalify bidders for public works projects using any funds received pursuant to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 (Education Code section 17070.10 et seq.) or any funds from any future state school bond for a public project with a projected expenditure of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or more and projects using the lease-leaseback construction delivery method pursuant to Education Code section 17400 et seq., the governing board of a school district must adopt a resolution to prequalify contractors.

View the the Board Resolution.

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 subcontractors 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. 

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT has contracted with PQBids to provide a web-based process for prequalification.  To get started to Sign Up here, If you have questions on the registration of PQBids, please contact PQBids at 1-888-218-4173 or online at:

View the the current list of contractors