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.

    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 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


    Samohi Interim Repairs & Upgrades Wayfinding Signage Project - INFORMAL Bid #21.20.SMS


    Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District of Los Angeles County (SMMUSD) will receive sealed bids from contractors holding a type “C-45” license, on the following: INFORMAL Bid #21.20.SMS – Samohi Interim Repairs & Upgrades Wayfinding Signage Project at Santa Monica High School. This scope of work is estimated to be below $100,000.00 and includes the Re-facing of existing metal signs with new graphics; manufacturing and installing new building mounted and fence mounted signs; signs and map monument signs; fabricating and mounting pole mounted banners; and manufacturing and mounting a large school identity sign at the Olympic entrance to the campus and other associated improvements per bidding documents. All bids must be submitted electronically as per the instructions included in the bidding documents on or before 5/26/2021 no later than 2:00 PM.  All General Contractors and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (M/E/P) Subcontractors must be pre-qualified for this project per bidding documents. To view the projects bidding documents, please visit ARC Southern California public plan room and reference the project Bid #. Bidding documents are planned to be available no later than 5/7/2021.

    Prequalification Due Date & Instructions for Application Submission:  All applications are due no later than 5/12/21  - Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies, Inc. to provide a web-based process for prequalification called QualityBidders.  To submit an application at no cost please visit  Once you have been approved, you will receive an email indicating your approval expiration date and approval limit. The Districts approved contractors listing can be obtained via the FIP website at

    Job Walk: will NOT be conducted for this project

    Electronic Bid Submittal Deadline: 5/26/21 at 2:00pm

    Any further questions or clarifications to this bidding opportunity, please contact Sheere Bishop-Griego at directly.  In addition, any pre-qualification support issues relative to Colbi Technologies, Inc., website or for technical support please contact directly.