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Contractor Prequalification

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014. This law requires school districts with over 2,500 students to prequalify contractors (General and M/E/P subcontractors) for construction contracts if the total project value is $1,000,000 or more, and if the project is funded, in whole or in part, with State bond funds.  Additionally, the Fremont Union High School District is requiring any contractors that will be on any of our campuses be prequalified.

The District uses Quality Bidders, a web-based tool, to prequalify all contractors.  Applicants complete a questionnaire which is automatically scored by the software.  Questions/categories receive a maximum of 5 points each.  General contractors can receive a maximum of 135 points, subcontractors a maximum of 70 points. Contractors must declare, under penalty of perjury, that submitted information is true. Submitted questionnaires and financial statements are not public records and shall not be open to the public.

Please follow the steps below to sign up and submit your application:

  1. Go to the Quality Bidders website at
  2. Read the Contractor Instructions, then create an account by clicking on the green "Sign Up" at the top of the page
  3. Complete the application and provide the documentation that is required
  4. Select the Fremont Union High School District on Step 5
  5. Once you have been approved by the District, you will receive an email indicating your approval expiration date and limit

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Aram Darmanian at or 408-522-2233.  You may also contact Colbi Technologies at or 714-505-9544 with questions regarding the website or for technical support.

Thank you for your interest in prequalifying and working with the Fremont Union High School District.


Approved Contractor Report:

Follow this link to see a list of approved contractors for the District:  Approved Contractor Report List


Appeals Process:

A contractor may appeal a prequalification rejection if he/she believes that the rejection was inconsistent with Fremont Union High School District Board policy or was not in compliance with law.  The protest must be filed in writing with the Superintendent or designee within five working days after receipt of notification of the rejection. The contractor shall submit all documents supporting or justifying the protest.  A contractor's failure to file a protest document in a timely manner shall constitute a waiver of his/her right to protest the rejection.

The Superintendent or designee shall review the documents submitted with the contractor's claims and render a decision in writing within 30 working days.  The Superintendent or designee may also convene a meeting with the contractor in order to attempt to resolve the problem.