Bid Pre-Qualification

  • Sulphur Springs Union School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification called Quality Bidders. 

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    • For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link Contractor Instructions 

     Thank you for your interest in prequalifying and working with Sulphur Springs Union School District.


     Sulphur Springs Union School District

    Sulphur Springs Union School District


    The Sulphur Springs Union School District (“District”) hereby gives Notice that Public Contract Code section 20111.6 requires ALL general contractors, and mechanical, engineering, and plumbing first-tier subcontractors holding C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C- 36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and/or C-46 licenses (collectively "Contractors") to be prequalified with a public entity if a public works project involves a projected expenditure of $1 million or more and is funded completely or in part with State facility bond funds.

    The District further hereby gives Notice that it is pre-qualifying contractors pursuant to the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 22034 authorizing the District to use alternative procedures known as the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting procedures (“CUPCCA”) to award public works construction contracts of $175,000 or less

    The District has contracted with Colbi Technologies, Inc. to provide a web-based process for prequalification called QualityBidders.  Accordingly, it is mandatory that all Contractors who intend to submit bids for District projects of $1 million dollars or more, or participate in the District’s CUPCCA procedures, fully complete the online prequalification questionnaire, provide all materials requested therein, and be placed by the District on the approved bidders list.  No bid or proposals will be accepted from a Contractor that has failed to comply with these requirements.  If two or more business entities submit a bid on a project as a joint venture, or expect to submit a bid as part of a joint venture, each entity within the joint venture must be separately prequalified to bid.

    Electronic prequalification applications are accepted throughout the calendar year. Contractors are encouraged to complete the prequalification application process as soon as possible. The prequalification application can be accessed at Click Here .  Contractors who complete the electronic prequalification application process will be notified by email of their qualification status.

     Prequalification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of initial prequalification.  The District must receive complete applications at least ten (10) business days prior to any scheduled bid opening on an advertised project of $1 million or more.  Candidates that submit a bid but have not been pre-qualified will not be considered for the bid.

    Prequalification by the District does not preclude a post-bid determination on a specific project that a bidder is not qualified, fit or have the capacity and experience to satisfactorily perform the proposed work, or has demonstrated the requisite trustworthiness.

    The prequalification packages (questionnaire answers and financial statements) submitted by Contractors are not public records and are not open to public inspection.  All information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law, although the contents may be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of verification, investigation of substantial allegations, and in the process of an appeal hearing.  

    The electronic prequalification application shall be submitted under penalty of perjury by an individual who has the legal authority to bind the Contractor on whose behalf that person is completing the application. If any information provided by a Contractor becomes inaccurate, the Contractor must immediately notify the District and provide updated accurate information in writing, under penalty of perjury.

    A Contractor who has completed the application process and receives a rating of “not qualified” from the District may appeal that determination by giving written notice to the District no later than five (5) business days after receipt of notice of its prequalification status. There is no appeal from a finding that a Contractor is not prequalified because of a failure to submit required information, but re-application is permitted. Unless a Contractor submits a timely appeal, the Contractor waives any and all rights to challenge the qualification decision of the District, whether by administrative process, judicial process or any other legal process or proceeding.

     The date for submission and opening of bids for a specific project will not be delayed or postponed to allow for completion of an appeal process.

    The application questionnaire may be located through the District website at

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     Approved Contractors List: Click Here 

    Approved Contractors List for CUPCCA: Click Here