contractorIn June 2005, the Rio School District Board of Education authorized the District’s participation in the California Uniform Public Construction Contract Program. As a condition of bidding, and in accordance with the provisions of section 22034 of the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA) and Rio School District Board Policy 3311, prospective contractors (bidders) on projects with an estimated cost of between $15,000 and $175,000.00 are required to complete and submit the application below:

Prospective CUPPCAA Applicants - Materials

Rio School District - Prequalification for Construction Projects (2019)


California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014. AB 1565 requires ALL General
Contractors and M/E/P Subcontractors be prequalified, if the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded
whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds, per…

Public Contract Code 20111.5 enables districts to require prime contractors to be prequalified prior to
accepting bids.

Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the district to do so for certain projects. This applies to prime
contractors and MEP sub-contractors 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 District must receive complete 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 a project in excess of
    $1,000,000 and partially funded by the State. 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
  • Link to law: Click Here

Rio School District contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification
called Quality Bidders. To get started Click Here to Sign Up…

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

Please contact Assistant Superintendent, Wael Saleh with any questions at or 805-485-3111. You may also contact with any questions about the use of the Quality
Bidders web-based tool.

Thank you for your interest in prequalify and working with Rio School District

Approved Contractors List

Rio D.O. Renovation, Solar Dr. #19-0000-1739

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