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Applying for Small Prime Certification

What you need to know to apply for small prime certification.
For new contractors this process could take up to 90 days.

DCAMM Contractor Certification Office

The Details

What you need

Small Prime Certification

Is a subset of DCAMM's Prime Contractor Certification designed for smaller and emerging companies to obtain Contractor Certification in order to bid on smaller scale, public projects between $150,000 and $500,000.

  • Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certificate, if applicable
  • Primary contact information for your company and your company’s business address. Include a separate mailing address, if applicable
  • Federal employer identification number (FEIN)
  • For corporations and LLCs, your company’s most recent annual report filed with the Secretary of State Corporations Division
  • For unincorporated businesses, a business certificate filed with the applicable city or town
  • For corporations or LLCs applying for DCAMM certification online for the first time, your company’s articles of incorporation or articles of organization
  • Resumes of principals, management and supervisory personnel
  • Copies of all applicable licenses in the category(s) of work for which your company is seeking certification
  • Information for up to twenty (20) of your company’s most recent construction projects of at least $50,000 completed within the past five (5) years. Also required for projects in progress
  • Bonding commitment letter addressed to DCAMM containing single project and aggregate work limits for your company
  • Most recent annual CPA-audited, CPA-reviewed or CPA compiled financial statement, including balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, notes.  CPA Letter stating highest 12 month volume
  • Workers’ compensation policy information page showing coverage in Massachusetts and your Experience Modification Rating (EMR)
  • If your policy information page does not include your EMR, or if your company does not qualify (DNQ) for an EMR, a verification document from your insurance agent is required
  • Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) certificate of compliance dated within thirty (30) days of application submission. Certificates may be obtained at here
  • Authorized signatory listing. If your company does not maintain a list of authorized signers, you may use the authorized signatory listing


Prime and Small Prime Certification

(Fee is dependent on gross revenues from CPA Financials)

gross revenues up to:

fee amount

$ 0 - $999,999 $250.00
$ 1,000,000 - $4,999,999 $300.00
$ 5,000,000 - $9,999,999 $350.00
$10,000,000 - $19,999,999 $400.00
$20,000,000 - $49,999,999 $500.00
$50,000,000 - and above $600.00

How to apply

Apply for certification using the ePLACE portal

Next steps

  1. Create an ePLACE account

    In order to start your online application you must create an account in the ePLACE portal


  2. Upload all the required documents listed on small prime checklist

    Gather all the documents electronically from the checklist

  3. Upload projects in progress spreadsheet in CVS format

  4. Upload completed projects spreadsheet in CVS format

  5. Have authorized signatory sign the application



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