- 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.
- 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.
- The prequalification criteria may include the following:
- Experience and expertise of personnel;
- Prior completion of similar work;
- Receipt of favorable references from prior work;
- A certified letter indicating a surety's willingness to provide bonding to the contractor for 100% of the proposed bid price;
- Availability to complete the desired work;
- Confirmation that the vendor is responsible;
- Acceptable subcontracting plans; and
- Any other criteria identified by the agency as relevant to evaluation of the prospective contractor.
- After an agency has prequalified prospective contractors, it may exclude from competition for the ensuing solicitation any person that has not been prequalified.
- 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
(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 603, 58 DCR 1185.)