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California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

The Merced Union High School District ("District") has elected to be subject to the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act ("CUPCCAA") and invites all interested licensed contractors to submit their company information for inclusion on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List for each calendar year. NOTE: Companies must resubmit each year.

Per California Public Contract Code 22032, any Public Works Project that is estimated to be $200,000 or less is subject to the Informal Bidding Procedure set forth by the State of California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. All trade categories are subject Informal Bidding Procedures. Contractors that are interested in being on the Informal Bidding Contractors List are required to have a current license and are subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board.

Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid or awarded a contract for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code 1725.5.

If interested in being placed on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List, please complete the online application at the following website:

The list will be used to notify contractors of upcoming public projects bid informally. You can apply for the list at any time, but the list expires December 31st. Applications for the following year can be submitted beginning November 1st.

If you need additional information, you can visit the District's Purchasing and Warehouse Website or contact the department directly at (209) 325-2200.