Contractor Bidding Opportunities

  • Facility Improvement Projects

    2828 4th Street
    Santa Monica, California 90405
    (310) 450-8338

    It is the intention of the FIP Office to make all SMMUSD's facility improvement projects and related bidding information easily accessible to all interested bidders. If you have any questions or would like to receive further information, please call our Director of Procurement and Contract Management directly at (310) 450-8338 x79835 or email Thank you for your interest in working with SMMUSD.

    For Bidding Opportunities within the District’s Purchasing Department, please click here.

    Pre-Qualification Requirements: Contractor Pre-Qualification Bid Process Posted

    Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies, Inc. to provide a no-cost web-based process for formal and informal (CUPCCA) bidding prequalification called QualityBidders. Prequalification will be required pursuant to California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 which went into effect on January 1, 2014. To review the District’s Contractors Pre-qualification Requirements, please view the following “Contractor Pre-qualification Bid Process”. To get started with an application, please visit

    Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the district to pre-qualify for certain projects. PCC 20111.6 applies to prime contractors and M/E/P sub-contractors with the following licenses:

    • General Contractors (A and B)
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and C-46)

    Specific project bidding requirements will be included in the Notice to Contractors Calling for Bids specification section 00 10 00.

    SMMUSD Pre-qualification Requirements: Contractor Pre-qualification Bid Process
    Formal Projects (valued over $200K): Approved Contractors List Report
    Informal Projects (valued less than $200K) UPCCAA Contractor's List: CUPCCAA Contractors List Report
    Appeals Process: Appeals Process: SMMUSD Pre-Qual Appeals Process
    Any questions relative to prequalification requirements, please contact Sheere Bishop-Griego via email at

    SMMUSD - CUPCCAA "Informal" Project Registration Annual Advertisement

    ANNUAL NOTICE TO SOLICT CONTRACTORS for the District’s Informal Bidding (CUPCCAA) Contractor list per Public Contract Code Section 22034

    On December 9, 2010, the Board of Education of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District resolved to establish an Informal Bidding Procedure per Public Contract Code section 22032.  In accordance with that code, the District is soliciting contractors to register with the District to bid on these projects.  Informal projects are generally defined as facilities projects with an estimated value of less than $200,000 thousand dollars. Contractors on the list will be notified directly of all informal project opportunities within their trade(s) as they become available for bidding.  

    Qualified Contractors must be licensed in the State of California (CSLB) and the license must be current, valid & in good standing and registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Interested contractors may submit an Informal (CUPCCAA) application for consideration via QualityBidders website at no cost  Once the application has been reviewed, your firm will receive a notification advising determination of the application submitted.

    To view the SMMUSD FIP Departments Contractor Bidding Opportunities, please visit our website or contact Sheere Bishop-Griego via email at