Columbia Elementary School District

John Leake
John Leake
Maintenance & Operations Director
Informal Bid List and Contractor Application

Informal Bid List and Contractor Application

Columbia Elementary School District
Prequalification and CUPCCAA
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 documents. 
Link to law:  Click Here
CUPCCAA (informal bidding)
(a)Public projects of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order. (b) Public projects of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) If all bids received are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at two hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($212,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable.
For more information, please contact the District Office at (530) 223-1915 or go to for a CUPCCAA application.
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Adam Lupis
Transportation Lead
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Integrated Pest Management Plan

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Columbia Elementary School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for submitting to their CUPCCAA lists 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 Brandy McDaniel, Administrative Assistant with any questions at or (530) 223-1915 ext. 103.  You may also contact  with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.
Thank you for your interest in working with Columbia Elementary School District.
CUPCCAA Contractor List: Click Here