NOTICE: Contractors on Public Works Must Now Register with the DIR

Effective July 1, 2014, contractors and subcontractors working on any public works project must register with the Department of Industrial Relations.

What this means for contractors and subcontractors: 

This new requirement is the result of urgency legislation passed as Senate Bill 854.  Contractors and subcontractors must register by March 1, 2015 if they wish to work on any public works projects as public agencies.  After that date, awarding bodies will only be able to use registered contractors.  The requirement does not apply to private works that are later determined to be public works.  SB 854 also requires awarding bodies to include notice of the registration requirement in their bid invitations and bid documents.

How to register:

Registration is through an online application and requires a non-refundable $300 fee.  There is also an annual renewal fee.  The registration requires contractors to:  1) provide valid worker’s compensation coverage to its employees; 2) hold a valid CSLB license; 3) have no delinquent unpaid wage or penalty assessments; and 4) not be subject to federal or state disbarment.

The registration form is located on the DIR’s website.

Questions? Contact RadKro and we’ll be happy to help! 

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