California Department of Industrial Relations: Public Works Contractor Registration
Under the Public Works Contractor Registration Law (California Senate Bill No. 854 - See Labor Code Section 1725.5), contractors must register with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) ― using the online application ― and meet certain requirements before bidding on “public works” contracts in California. “Public works” refers to construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work (including maintenance) done under contract and paid by public funds.
The application that a contractor submits to the DIR also provides agencies which administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors. Application and renewal are completed online with a non-refundable fee. As of April 1, 2015, the City must award public works projects only to contractors and subcontractors who comply with the Public Works Contractor Registration Law.
For more information visit: DIR Public Works Info
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Enforcement of the Requirement to Submit Electronic Certified Payroll Reports to DIR to Resume in August
DIR advises contractors and subcontractors that the requirement to keep certified payroll reports (CPRs) has not changed. The electronic certified payroll reporting system is fully operational while DIR works on simplifying online reporting. Enforcement of the requirement to submit certified payroll records using DIR’s online system will resume in August.
DIR has additional compliance information on its Public Works page. The public works community is also invited to subscribe to email alerts on public works topics, DIR’s press releases and other departmental updates.