State Building Construction Projects – Requests for Qualifications for the Contractor Pre-Selection Program

Overview

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Construction Services “Contractor Pre-Selection (CPS) Program” evaluates the qualifications and experience of construction contractors based upon their responses to Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).  Qualified, pre-selected contractors are then placed on list(s) to bid on future CPS State Building Construction Projects.

  • Every two years, DAS Construction Services posts CPS RFQs on the State Contracting Portal for specific Classes of Work (for example, Roofing, General Building Construction, Masonry, etc.).  
  • RFQs are advertised for two categories of CPS State Building Construction Projects:  (1) projects estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000, and (2) projects estimated to cost between $500,000 and $1,500,000.
  • Construction contractors are invited to submit qualifications as described in each RFQ.  DAS Construction Services evaluates each contractor’s submission using a “Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Procedure”.
  • For projects estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000, qualifications will only be accepted from contractors who have been certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and/or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the DAS Supplier Diversity (Set-Aside) Program
  • For projects estimated to cost between $500,000 and $1,500,000, qualifications will only be accepted from contractors who have been pre-qualified by the DAS Contractor Prequalification Program for the applicable RFQ Classes of Work.
  • If qualified, the contractor becomes a “Pre-Selected Contractor” and is placed on a list to bid on future CPS Projects.
  • The Pre-Selected Contractors will be treated as General (Prime) Contractors and will be the only Contractors invited to submit bids.