About the Prequalification Committee:
The Board of County Commissioners (Board) established a process which requires major construction and renovation purchases in the amount of $100,000 or greater be provided by firms having met specific financial and experience criteria.
To accomplish this process the Board empowered a Prequalification Committee(Committee), not employed by Pinellas County. The Committee's role is to recommend to the County Administrator the category and dollar limit for which applicants may provide their services; the County Administrator has final approval. The Committee consists of seven (7) members representing the following professional organizations:
The Directors of Purchasing and Public Works are ex-officio members.
The Prequalification process generally takes sixty (60) days or more. The Committee meets four times per year and their recommendations must be approved by the County Administrator prior to contractors being notified of placement on the prequalified listing; allowing participation in bidding on Pinellas County projects.
The approval relates to the type of construction, as well as the value of the project. A combination of evaluation criteria (experience, capability, worth, etc.) is used in determining prequalification.
Construction projects with a total value less than $100,000 normally do not require prequalification. The County does require a contractor to have a valid Florida Construction License and these projects are competitively bid.
Pinellas County Now Pre-Qualifying Electrical and Mechanical Contractors:
We are pleased to inform you that Pinellas County is now pre-qualifying contractors in the Electrical and Mechanical categories. This process will allow Pre-Qualified Electrical and Mechanical Contractors to bid directly on County projects. Interested Electrical and Mechanical Contractors please refer to Pre-Qualification application above.
The Pre-Qualification Committee meetings are held four times per year as indicated in the "Prequalification Meetings" box above.
All meetings begin at 8:00 A.M. and are held in the 5th Floor Conference Room 516, at 400 S Fort Harrison Ave – Annex Bldg, Clearwater, FL 33756