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Contractor Special Prequalification may be required in addition to the mandatory General Prequalification (also known as Prime Contractor Prequalification) when the elements of a particular public improvement project require specialized knowledge and/or expertise. When Contractor Special Prequalification is required, notice of the Request for Contractor Special Prequalification will be through ODOT's website and in the Daily Journal of Commerce for projects with an estimated cost over $125,000.
Qualifications are submitted by contractors prior to bid opening. An evaluation committee determines pass/fail results. Only contractors with a passing submittal will be specially prequalified and allowed to submit a bid on the project. The contract award is by low bid.
The contractor must demonstrate experience and commit to the availability of key, skilled personnel necessary to complete the entire scope of work required for the project. Submittals that do not comply with the criteria identified in the instructions will be considered to have failed and the submitting contractor will not become prequalified and will be ineligible to submit a bid.
After the evaluation committee has reviewed the submittals, ODOT will notify all applicants of the status of their Contractor Special Prequalification Submittal. A standard Notice to Contractors will be issued prior to the bid opening and only approved contractors can submit a bid for the project.
In addition to passing the Contractor Special Prequalification, the contractor must also meet the ODOT Prime Contractor Prequalification requirements. To be eligible to bid, Prime Contractor Prequalification applications must be received complete and correct at least ten calendar days prior to the first anticipated bid opening date. Click on the link below for more information on Prime Contractor Prequalification