2016 Contractor Prequalification & Requalification

(Available on October 26, 2015)

SMCCCD’s 2016 Contractor Prequalification is just around the corner. The application will open on Monday, October 26, 2015.   The link to the application will become available here on this webpage.

Welcome to the Contractor Prequalification page at the San Mateo County Community College District’s Facilities website.  The San Mateo County Community College District uses a pre-qualification process to ensure the contractors bidding and performing work on District projects are able to produce the highest quality facilities. All general and prime contractors must be pre-qualified to bid. The District will not accept bids from Contractors that are not pre-qualified.

Pursuant to sections 20111.5, 22032 and 22034 of the Public Contract Code, the San Mateo County Community College District may annually prequalify contractors to work on public works projects. San Mateo County Community College District requires its contractors to meet criteria such as:

  • Construction Experience
  • Contractor's License
  • Work History
  • Litigation and Arbitration History
  • Disqualification from Previous Projects
  • Compliance with Statutory Requirements and Safety
  • Prevailing Wage Requirements
  • Project Personnel
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Bonding Information
  • Financial Information

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Which contractors must be prequalified?

A: All general and prime contractors must be prequalified in order to bid for construction contracts. Subcontractors that are bidding to general contractors do not have to be prequalified.


Q: How long is the prequalification period?

A: Prequalification is valid through the annual year and are currently prequalifying for 2014: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

If you have any questions about the 2016 prequalification cycle, please send an email to plan@smccd.edu