PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: Does California State University, Sacramento have a mailing list/bidders list of contractors?

Answer: No, we encourage potential bidders to access the Procurement and Contract Services website for bidding information on current projects at http://www.csus.edu/aba/procurement/index.html.  Select the Public Works link from the menu on the left.

Question: What is the bid threshold for construction projects?

Answer:  $5,000.00 and above.

Question: When is advertising required for Public Works Projects?

Answer: On projects up to $634,000.00 (minor capital outlay), Notice to Contractors is advertised on the California State Contracts Register and with one additional publication. The University may choose not to advertise projects with an estimated cost of $250,000.00 or below.  

On projects $634,001.00 & up (major capital outlay), Notice to Contractors is advertised on the California State Contracts Register and advertised in two additional publications. 

The California State Contracts Register can be accessed at the following website http://www.dgs.ca.gov/pd/Programs/eprocure.aspx 

Question: Do you require prequalification for each construction bid?

Answer:  Only major capital outlay bids over $634,000.00 require prequalification.  All prequalification requests are handled by the CSU Chancellor's Office and not by the University.

Question: How can I obtain a bid packet?

Answer:  Information for obtaining a bid package is included in the Notice to Contractors for each project available on the Procurement and Contract Services website or the California State Contracts Register.

Question: How can a Small Business or DVBE be included as a subcontractor on projects?

Answer: Procurement and Contract Services maintains a list of California Certified Small, Micro and Disabled Veteran businesses who are willing to subcontract on projects.  This list is provided to prime contractors as requested.  If you are interested in participating as a subcontractor email your request to the Public Works Contract Adminsitrator, Suzanne Swartz at swartzsd@csus.edu.