How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

What you need to know to apply for filed sub-bidder certification.
This process could take up 60 to 90 days. This is an annual certification

DCAMM Contractor Certification Office

The Details of How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

What you need for How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) certifies 18 filed sub-bidder categories of work in vertical building public construction. If you want to bid in one of these categories of work, you must have a certificate of eligibility from DCAMM to submit with your bid.

It’s an easy online application but if you need assistance we are here to help you with the process. Everything you will need to complete the online application is listed on this page. If you have any questions, call us.

Fees for How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

Name Fee Unit
Filed Sub-Bidder $200 per year

How to apply How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

Apply for certification using the DCAMM Contractor Management System

Next steps for How to Become a Filed Sub-Bidder Certified Contractor

  1. Download these documents

  2. Create a contractor account in the DCMS Portal

    In order to start your online application you must create an account in the DCAMM Contractor Management System portal

  3. Complete online application

    Gather all the documents from the checklist for a smoother application process.

  4. Upload all the required documents listed on Filed Sub-Bidder Checklist

  5. Upload the completed spreadsheet for in progress and completed projects

    This spreadsheet and be used for both types of projects.  Once you have completed it you will be able to upload the excel spreadsheet to your application.

  6. Have authorized signatory sign the application

    One of the people listed on the Authorized Signatory Listing form

  7. Pay application fee online

    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, checking and savings accounts

  8. Submit Application

    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email saying your application was submitted to DCAMM.  You are able to print an application report at anytime as you will need it for completing the update statement for public bidding.

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Filed Sub-Bidder Categories of Work

Acoustical Tile

Metal Windows

Electrical Work

Miscellaneous and Ornamental Iron

Elevators

Painting

Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems

Plumbing

Glass and Glazing

Resilient Floors

HVAC

Roofing and Flashing

Lathing and Plastering

Terrazzo

Marble

Tile

Masonry Work

Waterproofing, Damp-proofing and Caulking


All filed sub-bidder categories of work are set forth in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Section 44F.
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXI/Chapter149/Section44F


Documents you should have electronically before starting the application:

  • Documents listed on the documents checklist
  • Federal employer identification number (FEIN)
  • Information for up to 10 of your company’s most recent construction projects of at least $20,000 completed within the past 3 years. Also required for projects in progress

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