Purchasing hours 7:30-4:30 Monday through Friday 530.749.6130
Warehouse hours 7:00-4:00 Monday through Friday 530.749.6176

The Purchasing Department is responsible for acquiring quality supplies,equipment, and services at the best possible prices. Our goal is to provide prompt response to schools and department needs. We process about 6,000 purchase requisitions per year. We acquire goods through informal price quotations, formal quotations, or formal competitive bidding, depending on the expected cost and type of goods and services.
Marysville Joint Unified School District
Prequalification and/or CUPCCA


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. 
  • Link to law:  Click Here

CUPCCAA (informal bidding)

(a) 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.
Marysville Joint Unified School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for submitting to their CUPCCAA list called Quality Bidders.  To get started Click Here to Sign Up...
  • For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link Contractor Instructions
Please contact Brian Horn 530-749-6107 with any questions.  You may also contact qbsupport with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.
Thank you for your interest in working with Marysville Joint Unified School District.
Approved Contractors List: Click Here
CUPCCAA Contractor List: Click Here

Terms & Conditions

Marysville Joint Unified School District’s Purchase Order Terms & Conditions


The Warehouse staff is responsible for central receiving and delivery of merchandise to schools; courier service between schools; maintaining and delivering warehouse stock, cafeteria food, custodial, classroom, and office supplies; and input for fixed assets (furniture and equipment inventory).

Bid Information

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