SECTION .0800 ‑ PREQUALIFICATION: ADVERTISING AND BIDDING REGULATIONS
19A NCAC 02D .0801 PREQUALIFYING TO BID: REQUALIFICATION
(a) In order to ensure that contracts let pursuant to G.S. 136-28.1(a) are awarded to responsible bidders, prospective bidders and contractors shall comply with the rules set forth in this Section except as otherwise provided by law. For highway construction, maintenance and repair contracts other than those specified in G.S. 136-28.1(a), specific project prequalification requirements to satisfy Paragraph (c) of this Rule shall be specified in the bid documents for specific project contracts.
(b) In order to be eligible to contract with the Department pursuant to G.S. 136-28.1(a), all prospective bidders and subcontractors shall be prequalified with the Department to ensure that they are responsible bidders and reputable contractors capable of effectively and efficiently performing the work awarded to them.
(c) The requirements of prequalification are as follows:
(1) Applicants shall demonstrate the necessary experience, knowledge, and expertise to safely perform and timely complete highway construction projects in which they bid or subcontract;
(2) Applicants shall demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources, including available equipment and qualified personnel, to adequately perform and timely complete highway construction projects in which they bid or subcontract;
(3) Applicants shall demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise to comply with all state and federal environmental laws relating to highway construction, maintenance and repair contracts; and
(4) Applicants shall certify they are independent and not affiliated with other bidders of the same project.
(d) Bidders shall comply with all applicable laws regulating the practice of general contracting as contained in G.S. 87.
(e) Prospective bidders and subcontractors shall update their prequalification status annually and shall requalify every three years.
(f) A prequalified bidder or subcontractor must maintain compliance with the rules in this section at all times in order to be eligible to contract with the Department pursuant to G.S. 136.28.1(a). If at any time a bidder or subcontractor fails to comply with these rules, the Department shall disqualify the bidder or subcontractor from any further bidding until he is able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements by requalifying.
History Note: Authority G.S. 136‑18(1); 136‑28.1; 136‑44.1; 136‑45; 143B‑350(f);
Eff. April 3, 1981;
Amended Eff. February 1, 2008; October 1, 1995; December 1, 1994; December 29, 1993; November 1, 1991;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.