Prequalification Certification Gives Customers Confidence in Construction Contractor Capabilities
If you’re working with a contractor for the first time, how do you know they’ll do a good job? There’s a lot at stake. The project may go over budget. The quality of the work might be questioned. The schedule may slip, and more.
Some companies establish internal policies to help them select contractors. But it requires a lot of construction expertise, not to mention a lot of time to maintain and implement those policies.
State governments have addressed this issue by screening contractors for state agencies. For example, the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) pre-qualifies contractors in Connecticut. This streamlines the procurement process and gives state agencies confidence that contractors will meet expected standards. The prequalification process covers five main areas backed by extensive validation of the backup documentation the applicant supplies:
- Work Experience (Skill and Ability-Public & Private)
- Experience and Qualifications of Supervisory Personnel Employed by the Applicant
- Financial Condition
“Adform Interiors has always performed to a high standard,” says Bill Macdonald, Adform Interiors Project Director. “As we continue to grow, this certification helps to give new customers the same level of confidence in our capabilities that our current customers have.”
The DAS Construction Contractor Prequalification Program requires all contractors to prequalify before they bid on a state contract with an estimated cost of more than $500,000.
Prequalification also requires contractors to provide customer references for projects valued at over $500,000. “Government and commercial organizations can visit the DAS Construction Contractor Prequalification Program website to search for prequalified vendors and also see customer references,” notes Macdonald. “We’re pleased that Adform Interiors scored above the 90th percentile in the program.
The DAS Construction Contractor Prequalification Program is a convenient way for organizations (both government and commercial) to find contractors that meet their requirements. As a prequalified contractor, organizations can be confident about Adform’s capabilities as listed vendors are prequalified through a rigorous application process.