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Public Works Projects (Requirements)

AB 1565Top of Page

Effective January 1, 2014, school districts in California that use any state funds to finance the construction of their local schools will be required to prequalify the general contractors, mechanical contractors, electrical contractors, and plumbing contractors (MEP) that seek to bid or negotiate a district’s construction project.  (PCC Section 20111.6)

Applies only to projects that:
  • Are budgeted to exceed $1 million
  • Use or expect to receive state bond funds
  • Are undertaken by Districts with ADA > 2,500

Please click on PDF below for BOMUSD’s Prequalification Questionnaire. 

Once this form is completed, please either

  • Save as PDF and email to Mark Koontz, and/or Barbara Cann,
  • Mail to:
    Attn:  FMOT, Mark Koontz
    6540 Wentworth Springs Road
    Georgetown, CA 95634
If you have questions regarding this questionnaire, please contact Mark Koontz, at (530) 333-8314, or

BOMUSD Prequalification Questionnaire (pdf)

SB 854
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SB 854, a budget trailer bill that was signed into law on June 20, 2014, and became effective immediately, made several significant changes into law pertaining to the administration and enforcement of prevailing wage requirements by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).  Among other things, SB 854 established a new public works contractor registration program to replace prior Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU) and Labor Compliance Program (LCP) requirements for bond-funded and other specified public works projects.  The fees collected through this new program will be used to fund all of DIR’s public works activities, including compliance monitoring and enforcement, the determination of prevailing wage rates, public works coverage determinations, and hearing enforcement appeals.

As of January 1, 2018, any District vendors engaging in a public works project valued at $15,000 or more must meet the requirements of Labor Code section 1725.5 and register with the Department of Industrial Relations.  As of January 1, 2018, the District may not contract with any vendors for public works project valued at $15,000 or more unless that vendor is registered with DIR.

This requirement pertains to any construction, alteration, demolition, installation or repair work done under contract and paid by public funds.  (A contract is any formal or informal offer, consideration and acceptance made by the District to a vendor or contractor)  For a more detailed explanation of public works projects, refer to California Labor Code 1720-1720.6.

For more information on SB 854 and to register please visit the Department of Industrial Relations website.


Notice to Vendors 2021.pdf

SB 854 Fact Sheet