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The DC Code: § 2-356.03 Prequalification process for construction.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except for architectural and engineering services, prospective contractors for procurements under this subchapter may be selected through a prequalification process as set forth in this section.
b
The prequalification process shall provide for the annual publication of a list describing specific types of solicitations for which the agency will seek prequalified contractors. Solicitations may be added to the list at any time; provided, that the addition of a solicitation to the list shall be published for not less than 30 days before the solicitation is released.
c
The prequalification criteria may include the following:
1
Experience and expertise of personnel;
2
Prior completion of similar work;
3
Receipt of favorable references from prior work;
4
A certified letter indicating a surety's willingness to provide bonding to the contractor for 100% of the proposed bid price;
5
Availability to complete the desired work;
6
Confirmation that the vendor is responsible;
7
Acceptable subcontracting plans; and
8
Any other criteria identified by the agency as relevant to evaluation of the prospective contractor.
d
After an agency has prequalified prospective contractors, it may exclude from competition for the ensuing solicitation any person that has not been prequalified.
e
The use of the prequalification process under this section shall not nullify the requirement for a determination of contractor responsibility under subchapter III of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-371, see notes under § 2-351.01. DC CODE § 2-356.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 603, 58 DCR 1185.)