Contractor Pre-Qualification 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 pre-qualified, if the contract is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds.

    This applies to the following license numbers:

    •      General Contractors (A and B)

    •      Mechanical, Engineering, 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)

    Link to law:  CLICK HERE

    Coalinga-Huron Unified School District 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
    Link:  CLICK HERE

    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 Jim Reckas with any questions at jreckas@chusd.org or 559-935-7574.  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 Coalinga-Huron Unified School District.

    Approved Contractors List:  CLICK HERE

    Appeals Process:  CLICK HERE

    NOTE:  Colbi Technologies has provided a PowerPoint for contractor instructions instead of a pdf to allow the district the option of creating additional slides or editing as may be appropriate and then saving in a pdf format for posting/linking on the district’s web site.