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Please contact Mary Kay Tsamasfyros with any questions at or (805) 938-8916.


You may also contact Quality Bidders Support with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.

  • California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014.  AB 1565 requires ALL General Contractors and M/E/P Subcontractors be prequalified, if the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds, per…

    Public Contract Code 20111.5 enables districts to require prime contractors to be prequalified prior to accepting bids.

    Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the district to do so for certain projects. This applies to prime contractors and MEP sub-contractors with the following licenses:

    • General Contractors (A and B), Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46)
    • The District must receive complete applications at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening on any advertised project in order for the candidate to qualify for a project in excess of $1,000,000 and partially funded by the State. Pre-qualification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of notice of qualification except as noted in the pre-qualification documents. 
    • Bill Number: AB 1565
  • CUPCCAA (informal bidding)
    Public projects of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order. (b) Public projects of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) If all bids received are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at two hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($212,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable.

    Orcutt Union School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for submitting to their CUPCCAA list called Quality Bidders.

    Quality Bidders


Sandra Knight
Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
(805) 938-8915
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Mary Andrade
Director of Fiscal Services
(805) 938-8917
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Mary Kay Tsamasfyros
Administrative Assistant in Business Services
(805) 938-8916
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Amy Lewton
(805) 938-8902
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Zina Chavez
(805) 938-8903
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Brianne Guerrero
Accounting Technician
(805) 938-8906
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Anna Orca
Senior Accounting Technician
(805) 938-8905
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