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Doing Public Works Projects

CSLB Jurisdiction

CSLB has no direct involvement or jurisdiction over public works projects.

Business and Professions Code section 7059 states that the agency awarding the contract has the authority to select classifications for the project.

Review of contract, blueprint, and scope of work is usually performed as a courtesy to the public works agency. CSLB has no jurisdiction over protests or disputes with the awarding entity.

Other Entities Involved in the Contracting Process

  • Business and trade associations, such as chambers of commerce and industry groups, have workshops, conferences and/or conventions that can provide training, networking, and contract opportunities with the private and public sector.
  • Agencies that award public works contracts usually provide briefings of the request for proposal (RFP) and bid process.
  • Private schools and community colleges offer courses on reading blueprints, estimating, and bidding.
  • Government agencies are required to post an RFP for contracts that go out to bid. The RFP usually lists all requirements and specifications, including contractor classifications.

Agencies and Organizations

Private Business Resources