California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (“CUPCCAA”)
In November 2021, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (“District”) elected to become subject to the State of California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (“CUPCCAA”). These procedures provide for alternative procedures when the District performs public project work by contract.
WHAT IS CUPCCAA?
The California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (“CUPCCAA”) provides for alternative bidding procedures when an agency performs public project work by contract.
- Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order.
- Public projects of $200,000 or less may be let to contract by informal procedures set forth in the Act.
- Public projects of $200,000 or more require formal bids.
HOW TO REGISTER?
We invite all interested licensed contractors to submit their company information for inclusion on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List for each calendar year. Note: Contractors must resubmit each year.
Per California Public Contract Code 22032, any Public Works Project that is estimated to be $200,000 or less is subject to the Informal Bidding Procedure set forth by the State of California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. Contractors that are interested in being on the Informal Bidding Contractors List are required to have a current license and are subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board.
Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid or awarded a contract for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code 1725.5.
The District's Informal Bidding Contractors List will be used to notify contractors of upcoming informal public projects bids. You may apply at any time; however, the District’s annual Informal Bidding Contractors List is effective through December 31st. Applications for the following year may be submitted beginning November 1st.
To be considered for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Informal Bidding Contractors List, please register as a vendor by clicking here: PlanetBids Vendor Portal and include CUPCCAA when completing Category/Description.
Please contact the Purchasing and Contracts Department with any questions at District.Purchasing@gcccd.edu.