Informal Bidding Contractors Registration
Informal Bidding Contractors List Notice and Application


In September 2018, the Central San Board of Directors adopted the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (UPCCAA). The UPCCAA is State legislation enacted to help promote uniformity of the cost accounting standards and bidding procedures on construction work performed or contracted by public entities. Central San invites all interested California contractors who are properly and currently licensed, subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board, to submit an application for inclusion on Central San’s Informal Bidding Contractors List. All trade categories are subject to the Informal Bidding Procedures.

The UPCCAA limits are subject to change by state legislation. Currently under the UPCCAA, no specific bidding requirements would apply for public works projects below $60,000.  Additionally, per California Contract Code Section 22032, any public works project in an amount of $200,000 or less could use the informal bidding procedures set forth in the UPCCAA. 

To qualify for Central San’s Informal Bidding Contractors List, contractors are required to complete and submit the attached application and meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Possess a valid California contractor’s license for the work to be performed;
  • All contractors and subcontractors to bidders must be registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 of the California Labor Code, subject to limited legal exceptions under California Labor Code Section 1771.1;  
  • Meet all applicable safety standards under OSHA, state, and federal regulations;
  • Meet Central San’s insurance requirements for UPCCAA projects;
  • Pursuant to Part 7, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 1770 et. seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the contractor and its subcontractors shall pay their labor forces not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the State of California Director of Industrial Relations; and
  • Meet the bonding requirements, including a contract payment and performance bond. A bid bond or substitute securities for an amount of ten percent (10%) of the aggregate total bid may be required.

For additional information on applying and meeting the minimum requirements for UPCCAA projects, please refer to the Contractor Application.   

The following links provide information regarding the Department of Labor Relations prevailing wage rates and Central San’s insurance and safety information: