Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

On October 21, 2008, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 5831 making the city subject to the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. These informal bidding procedures allow construction projects, as defined in the Public Contract Code, meeting specific criteria for cost (currently less than $200,000) to be performed by contract acquired by informal bidding procedures. 

Qualified contractors list 

Every January, the City of Menlo Park shall mail a written notice and application to all construction trade journals inviting all license contractors to submit the name of their firm for inclusion on the city’s list of qualified bidders for the year. 

The application shall require the contractor to provide the name and address to which a notice to contractors or proposal should be mailed, a phone number at which the contractor may be reached, the type of work in which the contractor is interested and currently licensed to do (earthwork, pipelines, electrical, painting, general building etc.) together with the class of contractor’s license(s) held and contractor license number(s). 

The city may create a new contractor’s list starting January 1 of each year. The city may include any contractor’s names they so desire on the list, but the list must include at a minimum all contractors who have properly provided the city with the information required as stated above, either during the calendar year in which the list is valid or during November or December of the previous year.

A contractor may have his firm added to the city’s contractors list at any time by completing the online application or mailing the request to:

City of Menlo Park
Public Works/UPCCAA List 
701 Laurel St. 
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Or by fax to 650-327-5497