How to Become a DFCM Pre-qualified Contractor

STEP ONE

CREATE A U3P ACCOUNT

The first step to doing work for DFCM is to create a U3P account (the State's supplier portal). Not only do we post solicitations for our jobs on U3P, we also post solicitations for contractors to be added to our Pre-qualifed Contractor's List as well.

Because many of our jobs are only available to contractors on our Pre-qualified List, your company should strongly consider getting pre-qualified.

In order to be included in job notifications from U3P, it is essential that you select the appropriate DFCM commodity codes when creating your account:

  • DFCM - 99901
  • Electrical - 72151
  • Roofing - 72152
  • Paving - 72141/72140
  • General (New Building/Remodel) -72120/72121
  • Mechanical - 72151
  • Site Work - 72102

So, before you do anything else, the first step to winnning jobs is to create a U3P account. You can create an account here.
ScieQuest registration portal
just fill in your email address and follow the prompts

STEP TWO

WATCH FOR A SOLICITATION ON U3P

All of DFCM's pre-qualification solicitations will be run through the State's Utah Public Procurement Place (U3P).

Once you've created a U3P account, it's time to respond to our solicitation. We open a solicitation to be added to our Pre-qualified Contractor's List and try to get as many of you to apply as possible. All pre-qualified contractors will be added to the list and will qualify to start doing work!

Unfortunately, some of our friends will miss the first deadline or won't provide the required information the first time. For them, we'll open another solicitation.

That's it. We open the list up twice a year and hope that everyone applies. And for those who miss the deadline, we hope to hear from you when the next solicitation opens.
  • DFCM posts a solicitation for all interested contractors on U3P

  • DFCM closes the solicitation for all interested contractors on U3P and begins reading what you wrote

STEP THREE

KNOW AND SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS ON TIME

We've provided a detailed instruction document that gives you a little more context and a better idea of exactly what we're looking for.

A common misconception is that you need to submit your documents on the date listed on the U3P website. You need to submit your documents by the date and time listed in the solicitation's project schedule (NOT THE BID DATE).

STEP FOUR

BE PATIENT WHILE WE REVIEW YOUR SUBMISSION

STEP FIVE

START BIDDING ON JOBS

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Go to U3P
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Type "DFCM Construction" in the Search box and click "Search"
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Look through all of our available projects, find one you'd like to do, and click on the project's blue title
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Login and follow the prompts

STEP SIX

RENEW YOUR EXISTING PRE-QUALIFICATION

Just because you made it onto one our Pre-qualified Contractor's Lists once doesn't mean you'll stay there forever. We require contractors to re-apply every 24 months. Download the DFCM Pre-qualification Renewal Packet, follow the instructions, and re-submit to stay on the list.

If you're wondering if your company is still on the list or when your pre-qualification lapses, take a look at our current lists.