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Contractor Pre-Qualification

As of January 1, 2014, to comply with California Assembly Bill AB 1565, San Marcos Unified School District requires General Contractors and Subcontractors to be prequalified on all Bond Construction Contracts.

To become prequalified, applications must be submitted to PQBids.com. PQBids is an easy to use web-based application that streamlines the new Department of Industrial Relations pre-qualification process. Please follow the simple instructions below:

  1. Click here to sign-up online as a contractor.
  2. Enter the required information.
  3. Submit your pre-qualification application.
  4. PQBids will contact you if more information is necessary to complete the process.
  5. You will be notified of your approval via email.

A full Contractor Pre-Qualification Package can be found here:

The following license classifications must prequalify:

  • A (General Engineering Contractor)
  • B (General Building Contractor)
  • C-4 (boiler, hot water, and steam fitting)
  • C-7 (low-voltage systems)
  • C-10 (electrical)
  • C-16 (fire protection)
  • C-20 (HVAC)
  • C-34 (pipeline)
  • C-36 (plumbing)
  • C-38 (refrigeration)
  • C-42 (sanitation systems)
  • C-43 (sheet metal)
  • C-46 (solar)

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the San Marcos Unified School District Facilities Office at 760-752-1227. You may also contact PQBids with technical support questions at info@PQBids.com or 888-218-4173.

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