Public Works Policies

Policy/ Reference Documents


                        SUAM Section XII:  Construction Management

                        SUAM Appendix D – Sample Forms

                        Project Administration Reference Manual

                        *Sample Forms

Contractor Prequalification/Bidding    


                        Prequalification of Prospective Bidders, Form No.703.11 Revised January 2011

                        Affidavit of Joint Venture Form 

                        Public Solicitations

                        California State Contracts Register – Bidsync.com

                        Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Participation Goal Attainment

                        Small Business Five Percent Bid Proposal Advantage

CSU Builders Risk Insurance Program      


The Trustees have established a CSU Builders Risk Insurance Program to be used on the following types of contracts and for all projects with construction estimate greater than $600,000:

  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Manager at Risk with Guaranteed Maximum Price

Note: the Trustees are not utilizing this program for minor capital outlay projects and job order contracts

Project Administration Manual  


This Project Administration Reference Manual provides a condensed version of the Construction Management

Procedures Manual, which contains the California State University (CSU) construction management policies and procedures that apply to a project. Each construction administrator (CA), project manager, inspector of record, campus representative, and design professional shall use this manual as appropriate during the construction administration of a project.


CSU Labor Compliance Program 


The Trustees have implemented a labor compliance program only for projects funded from either of the following:

  • Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002 or 2004 (either Proposition 47 or 55), in which the contract starts on or after April 1, 2003, or
  • State-issued bonds such as general obligation or lease revenue bonds (Systemwide revenue bonds are not considered State-issued bonds), in which the contract starts on or after August 1, 2010.

The Department of Industrial Relations will not be administering labor compliance for these projects, instead, the Labor Compliance Unit, within the Construction Management Unit, in CPDC will do so. Perceptive Enterprises, Inc. is assisting the CSU with the administration of its labor compliance program.

NOTICE: For projects that are not funded from the aforementioned funds, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) will administer labor compliance.

Planning Design and Construction  (Policy)


            Major/Minor Projects

            Future Projects

            Master Plan

California State License Board       


The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects consumers by licensing and regulating California's construction industry. There are more than 310,000 licensed contractors in the state, in 43 different licensing classifications. In addition to educating consumers about contractors and construction law, CSLB activities include administering examinations to test prospective licensees, issuing licenses, investigating complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors, issuing citations, suspending or revoking licenses, and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators.


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