VDOT’s Highway Contractor Prequalification Program ensures that all contracts for the construction, improvement and maintenance of Virginia’s transportation system are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
Highway construction and maintenance contracts advertised and let by the Construction Division require prospective bidders to be prequalified.
The rules for prequalification reflect VDOT’s commitment to safety, quality construction, ability to perform, and increased competition.
Safety is an integral and essential part of becoming and remaining prequalified. Prism has met the safety evaluation process which included industry standard Experience Modification Rate (EMR), OSHA 300 and 300A for three past completed years, contractor’s safety program and contractor’s safety violations by any governmental agency.
A contractor’s performance evaluations are based on an aggregate score of 85% or better and will be evaluated on every project every year. Also work history with current contracts on hand as a Prime and a Sub for past three years of completed projects.
Equipment that is readily available to perform the work and finances played an integral part in obtaining this status.
With this prequalified status Prism is eligible to bid and be awarded contracts with VDOT as a Prime Contractor. In addition to prime contract work, contractor prequalification is also necessary for first-tier subcontractors unless otherwise indicated in the Contract.