In 2001, a taskforce was established to
address what was determined to be deficiencies in construction for State
of Kansas building construction projects. The taskforce consisted of
representatives from the AGC, AIA, Kansas Consulting Engineers, Kansas
Builders Association, the State Building Advisory Commission, a general
contractor, a subcontractor, various state agencies and the Division of
As a result of the investigation by the
taskforce, the state is now pre-qualifying contractors in an effort to
improve the quality of construction for State of Kansas projects. This
process is also used to provide feedback to the contractor, in the form
of evaluations, defining areas of weakness allowing the contractor to
perform better on subsequent projects.
Any contractor wishing to bid work for the State of Kansas as a prime bidder needs to become pre-qualified.
Applicants must fill out DCC Form 840 Pre-Qualification Application
and e-mail it to the address provided on the form. After a screening
process and submission of all required information, companies are
notified of their approval via an e-mail. Please allow at least 7 to 10
business days for the processing of this information.
All communication is to be via e-mail.
After we have notified a contractor that
additional information is needed, the contractor has 60 days to provide
all of the required information. If all documentation is not submitted
by the end of 60 days, the company must start the application process
Once approved, contractors remain on the pre-qualified list unless the
contractor’s performance places them in probation or debarment status.
Contractors are responsible for notifying DCC of changes in address,
company name, FEIN and e-mail address by resubmitting DCC form 840 and
noting it is an update to their information already on file.
Failure to update the company name and AKA / dba may result in a bid
being returned unopened. Contractor is responsible for submitting bids
under the company name provided on their application. (AKA / dba can be
If a company has multiple locations they may apply as the parent company, which will pre-qualify all locations.
Pre-qualification status falls into three categories:
Pre-qualified – contractor is pre-qualified to bid on any project published by DCC.
Probation – contractor has received evaluations that when calculated drop him below the minimum level of competency.
Debarment – contractor is ineligible to bid on state projects due to previous performance.
Please visit the links below for further information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Probation and Debarment
840 Pre-Qualification Application(DCC 840) (.docx) Revised 09-21-18
Previously, contractors had to re-apply
every three years. Re-application is no longer necessary as of January
1, 2014. Once a contractor is approved as a pre-qualified contractor,
they remain a pre-qualified contractor unless their performance places
them in probation or debarment status.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at 785-296-8899.