Purchasing Department


    The Business Services department is committed to supporting the goals and objectives of the Millbrae Elementary School District. It is responsible for procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and services. This department maintains continuity of services and supplies to support all schools in the District. The Business Services department also coordinates the bid procedures, processes all vendor information and purchase orders, manages the mail delivery and processing services for the District. 

    The Millbrae Elementary School District (“District”) has adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act ("CUPCCAA") and invites all interested licensed contractors to submit their company for inclusion on the District’s Informal Bidding Contractors List for each respective calendar year. NOTE: Companies must resubmit each year.

    Per Public Contract Code 22032 and Public Contract Code 22034

    (a)Public projects of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order.
    (b) Public projects of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) If all bids received are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000)
    (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at two hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($212,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable

    The Millbrae Elementary School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for submitting to our CUPCCAA list called Quality Bidders.

    To get started: Click here to sign up

    For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link: Contractor Instructions

    All trade categories are subject to Informal Bidding Procedures. Contractors that are interested in being on the Informal Bidding Contractors List are required to have a current license and are subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board.

    Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the DIR per California Labor Code section 1725.5.

    Please contact Rudy Correa, Director of Maintenance, with any questions at rcorrea[at]millbraesd.org.

    For technical questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool, please contact qbsupport@colbitech.com.




    CA Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission

    Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Public Works Contractor Registration Information