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Step 1: Register Your Firm
If you were registered with APP on a previous contract, you will receive an Invitation to Prequalify with instructions. Click the orange banner at the top of the prequalification email to begin the prequalification process on this project.
If you have already completed Sections 1-7 of the online questionnaire, go directly to Step 3 and complete the Trade Specific Prequalification Questions only. This document should be uploaded into Section 8. If you have completed the questionnaire and would like to prequalify for another trade package, please complete a Trade Specific Questionnaire Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to prequalify and you have not received an invitation from our system Click Here. Enter your information in the SmartBid Registration Form and a link to the Prequalification Questionnaire will be emailed to you. If you receive an error message notifying you that your company is already in our database, but you did not receive an Invitation to Prequalify, Contact Us.
Step 2: Complete the Prequal Questionnaire
Step 3: Download and Complete the Trade Specific Questionnaire
Click here to view a list of Upcoming Trade Packages. Submit a questionnaire for each trade you want to bid.
Files too big to upload in SmartBid? (Click here)
Step 4: Review, Respond and Acknowledge Addenda
Addenda can be found in the Plan Room
Our process of subcontractor selection begins with a review of basic company information. This process results in a list of highly qualified subcontractors throughout the Chicago area. Your cooperation is most appreciated. In order to maintain our subcontractor/supplier database, each subcontractor participates in an initial qualification process and provides periodic updates. Steps to complete the prequalification process are listed below.
*Small or new businesses please contact Contact Us directly for special requirements
Bidding on certain bid packages is by invitation to prequalified bidders only.
Some trade packages are reserved for Small Business Enterprises (SBI) and Mid-sized Business Enterprises (MBI). Click here to learn more.
Bidders are prequalified through APP's project specific prequalification process.
Processing prequalification applications may take over 30 days. Submit your prequalification documents early to allow for processing time.
Begin the Prequalification Process
What you need to know
Tier Subcontractors and Suppliers are NOT required to complete the Prequalification Process. If you would like to participate as a Tier Subcontractor or Supplier, complete our Project Interest Form.
The following attachments are needed to complete the prequalification application:
Note: For each category, multiple attachments must be combined in ONE file
Form W-9 indicating full legal name and address
Copy of M/WBE certification (if applicable)
List of work in progress and corresponding backlog
Resumes of key personnel
Statement from surety (not agent) advising of aggregate and per project bonding capacity
Three years of financial statements and corresponding notes prepared by a third party*. The most recent statement should represent a period ending within the last 6 months.
A letter from your insurance company or agent indicating your EMR history for the last 3 policy years
OSHA 300A report for each of the last 3 calendar years
Sample certificate of insurance evidencing your current coverage and limits