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

FAQs

  • What Are “Contractor Pre-Selection (CPS) State Building Construction Projects”?
    Answer:

    CPS State Building Construction Projects are:

    • construction projects at state buildings that are managed through the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Construction Services;  
    • either: estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000 and open to Pre-Selected DAS-Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and/or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) construction contractors on the appropriate CPS Class of Work list;
    • or: estimated to cost between $500,000 and $1,500,000 and open to Pre-Selected DAS Prequalified construction contractors on the appropriate CPS Class of Work list;
    • one of nine “Classes of Work”:
      • Roofing, 
      • General Building Construction (Group B), 
      • HVAC, 
      • Masonry, 
      • Sitework, 
      • Electrical,
      • Sewer and Water Lines, 
      • Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems, or
      • Elevators.  
     
  • What is the “QBS Procedure” for the CPS Program?
    Answer:

    The “Qualifications Based Selection” (QBS) Procedure for the CPS Program evaluates the qualifications and experience of each contractor, and begins with the public advertising of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on the DAS State Contracting Portal.

    • The RFQ requires prospective contractors to submit specific information about their qualifications and experience for one of the nine “Classes of Work”.
    • There are separate RFQs for each “Class of Work”.
    • There are separate RFQs for projects estimated to cost between:
      • $100,000 and $500,000; and 
      • $500,000 and $1,500,000
    • If qualified, your firm becomes a “Pre-Selected Contractor” and is placed on a list(s) to bid on future CPS State Building Construction Projects. 
     
  • Does my firm need to be an SBE or MBE firm?
    Answer:
    • For projects estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000, your firm must be an SBE or MBE firm to participate in the CPS Program.  
    • For projects estimated to cost between $500,000 and $1,500,000, your firm does not need to be (but certainly can be) an SBE or MBE firm to participate in the CPS Program.  
  • Does my firm need to be Prequalified under the DAS Contractor Prequalification Program?
    Answer:
    • For projects estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000, your firm does not need to be (but certainly can be) Prequalified in the appropriate Class of Work to participate in the CPS Program.  
    • For projects estimated to cost between $500,000 and $1,500,000, your firm must be Prequalified in the appropriate Class of Work to participate in the CPS Program.