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How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

What you need to know to apply for prime certification. As a prime contractor you bid directly to the awarding authority and you manage all the subs, if any, on a project.
This process could take 60 to 90 days. This is an annual certification.

DCAMM Contractor Certification Office

The Details of How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

What you need for How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

  • Federal employer identification number (FEIN) and contact information for your company
  • Information for up to twenty (20) of your company’s most recent construction projects of at least $80,000 completed within the past five (5) years per category of work. Also include projects in progress on the combined spreadsheet.

For qualification requirements, please review our guidelines.  A summary of requirements can be found on our threshold certification requirements chart.

Fees for How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

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 How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

Apply for certification using the online DCAMM Contractor Management System

 

Next steps for How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

  1. Download these documents

    You should collect and complete these documents before you start your online application.

  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

  4. Upload all the required documents listed on prime 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. Submit application and pay application fee

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

    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.

More info for How to Become a Prime Certified Contractor

Threshold Certification Requirements Chart compares our certification types to each other.

 

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