• 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. This applies to prime contractors and MEP sub-contractors with the following licenses:

    • General Contractors (A and B)
    • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, C-46)
    For certain projects, the District may require all contractors be prequalified, regardless of license classification, by noting the requirement in the bid advertisement. 
    Applications must be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening and must be approved as least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening in order to qualify for these projects. Approval is valid for one (1) year from the date of notice of qualification, except as noted in prequalification documents.
    To Prequalify: Click Here
    Contractor Instructions: Click Here
    Link to law: Click Here
    For help with the on-line application process, contact
    For all other questions, please contact Christina Bennett, Purchasing Manager at or 805-769-1000.
    Prequalification Appeals Process: Click Here