Current Business Opportunities:
Bids, RFPs and RFQs -- Please go to our
Bids, RFPs, RFQs page for a complete list. This list includes open and closed projects for general
business and Proposition M project related opportunities. Regardless of completion of the informal bidding application or qualification
status, it is the responsibility of each contractor to check the website and watch for advertisements for new bids.
Public Works Projects / Construction / Special Services -- Please complete the application below to be added to our informal bidding list.
District policy requires that a fully executed agreement is in place and all requirements are met before any services
are to begin. To protect your company, make sure you have a completed all requirements prior to proceeding with any
service for Palomar College.
2015 INFORMAL BIDDING CONTRACTOR’S APPLICATION
The Palomar Community College District (“District”) has adopted the
Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Procedures under Public
Contract Code §22000 et seq. In accordance with the State of
California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Commission,
the District is inviting all interested licensed contractors to
submit their company for inclusion of the District’s list of
qualified contractors for calendar year 2015. Per California Public
Contract Code 22032, any public works projects that is estimated to
be below $175,000.00 is subject to the informal Bidding Procedures
set forth by the state of California Uniform Construction Cost
Accounting Commission. All trade categories are subject to Informal
Bidding Procedures. Contractors that are interested in being on the
2015 Qualified Contractor’s List are required to have a current
license and are subject to verification from the Contractor State
License Board (CSLB).
Additionally, pursuant to SB854, no contractor or subcontractor may
be listed on a bid for a public works project (submitted on or after
March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial
Relations (DIR) and no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a
contract from a public works project (awarded on or after April 1,
2015) unless registered with the DIR per California Labor Code section
If you or your company would like to be placed on the District’s 2015
Qualified Contractor’s List for any public works project estimated to
be below $175,000.00, please complete the District’s on-line
Application for Qualification (2015) Calendar year by clicking on the
link above: "2015 INFORMAL BIDDING CONTRACTOR’S APPLICATION".
Questions may be directed to Business & Contract Services by
contacting Debbi Claypool at 760-744-1150, ext. 2129 or
Eileen Poole at ext. 2697 or
Contractor Pre-Qualification -- The Palomar Community College District has implemented a pre-qualification process to ensure the Contractors bidding and performing work on Proposition “M” Construction Bond Program projects and other District projects are skilled, competent and capable contractors. All general and prime contractors must be pre-qualified to bid for construction projects valued at more than $250,000. Please
go to our Contractor Pre-Qualification page for the application.
Proposition M -- For information related to this proposition and related business opportunities for vendors,
please go to the
Proposition M web page.
For information regarding some of the rules and regulations
governing purchases made at Palomar College, please go to the
attached document that describes general information
related to "Doing Business with Palomar College"
whether for General Funds or Proposition M
How to do Business with Palomar College
Procurement of Goods and Services -- The Purchasing Department’s responsibility is always
to find the best value. Value is judged as the ability to obtain a product or services of specified quality at a
designated time and at a reasonable and competitive price. Lowest price is not necessarily the sole determinant.
Delivery time, payment terms, quality of the goods or services may also be considered. After all, a low price does
not guarantee delivery, and a lower quality item may not prove price advantageous over the long run if it is replaced
more frequently. Please go to our
Purchasing page for more information and to
obtain our Vendor Information Form for procurement of goods and services.
District policy requires that a Purchase Order or CalCard must be used for the purchase of all goods and/or services.
To protect your company, make sure you have a Purchase Order or District CalCard account number before you proceed with
any service or before you supply any goods to Palomar College. This policy ensures prompt payment upon completion of
services or delivery of merchandise. If you provide goods or services without Purchase Order or CalCard account number,
you are doing business with the individual who places the order. That individual is personally responsible for any
Insurance Requirements -- Vendors are required to maintain
adequate insurance to protect
themselves and the District from claims for damages or personal injury.
How to Get Paid -- Additional information is available regarding communicating with our Accounts Payable department
in How to Get Paid.