Design, Construction & Compliance

Contractor Pre-Qualification - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs to apply?

  • I have been working for the State of Kansas for years, am I automatically pre-qualified?

  • I am pre-qualified to work for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT); does that make me pre-qualified for building construction?

  • How often do I apply?

  • How do I apply?

  • What is the most frequent mistake in completing the Application?

  • How long will it take to get pre-qualified after a contractor sends an Application?

  • How do I get a list of pre-qualified contractors?

  • How does this work with the bidding process?

  • What is the process if I submit an application and it is not processed and approved prior to a bid date? Can I submit a bid?

  • What determines if a contractor gets qualified?

  • Who completes contractor evaluations?

  • How are evaluations processed?

  • What happens if a contractor doesn’t meet the minimum requirements?

  • Is there any way to avoid probation if my score falls below the minimum level?

  • Why is the State of Kansas pre-qualifying contractors?

  • How was the procedure for pre-qualification set up?