2024 Contractor Prequalification Program

The 2024 Application cycle is closed. Information for the 2025 Contractor Prequalification Program will be available in September 2024. 

Welcome to the Contractor Prequalification Program page at the San Mateo County Community College District’s Facilities website. The San Mateo County Community College District uses a registration and 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 registered and pre-qualified to bid. The District will not accept quotes/bids from Contractors that are not registered and pre-qualified.

The District’s list(s) of qualified bidders for the current calendar year comprises of the following:


Qualified Contractors for Informal Bids

In accordance with the Public Contract Code §22034 (CA Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act), this list includes all interested licensed contractors who provide the following information:

  • Company Name
  • Contact Name and Mailing Address
  • Contact Telephone Number and Email Address
  • Type of work contractor is licensed to perform
  • Contractor’s License Number and Classification(s)
  • Contractor’s DIR Registration Number

This resulting list will be used to obtain quotations for projects in appropriate categories up to the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting dollar limit for the 2024 calendar year.


Prequalified Contractors for Formal Bids

Pursuant to Public Contract Code sections §20101 and §20651.5 (CA Local Agency Public Construction Act), the San Mateo County Community College District may annually prequalify contractors to work on public works projects over $200,000. Interested licensed contractors are required to submit a standardized questionnaire and financial statement in a form specified by the District, 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

Trades contractors are strongly encouraged to participate in this prequalification effort.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which contractors must be prequalified?
A: Contractors of all license types, who want to enter into prime construction contracts with the District must be registered and prequalified. Subcontractors are not normally required to be prequalified. However, the District may elect to prequalify subcontractors for a specific project, which will be made known at the time the project is bid. Construction contractor prequalification is not required for any project specific prequalification efforts that may be conducted during the calendar year.

Q: How long is the prequalification period?
A: Prequalification is valid through the calendar year i.e. January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023.

If you have any questions about the 2025 prequalification cycle, please send an email to vendorprequal@smccd.edu.