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El Monte City School District
Invitation for Annual Contractor Pre-Qualification
Thank you for your interest in becoming a prequalified Contractor with the El Monte City School District.
To be considered for placement on the District’s Pre-Qualification list, interested Contractors must submit a completed Pre-Qualification Packet to [email protected]. Registration is free.
Please contact the Purchasing Department for questions at [email protected].
California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014, and requires ALL General Contractors and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (“MEP”) Subcontractors to be prequalified when the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds, pursuant to:
Public Contract Code 20111.5 - Districts will require Prime Contractors to be prequalified prior to accepting bids.
Public Contract Code 20111.6 - Applicable 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 current prequalification period is for the calendar year 2024. While there is no submittal deadline, Contractors must submit complete applications a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening on any advertised project in order for the Contractor to qualify to submit a bid for a project in excess of $1,000,000. 

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. The pre-qualification process is an annual requirement, so Contractors will be required to resubmit annually. 

NOTE: Pursuant to SB854 (effective July 1, 2014), Contractors must register annually with the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) prior to bidding on public works projects. For more information or to register, please visit the DIR website at https://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractors.html Registration fees vary annually.