Q. How do I become a subcontractor with PETRA?
A. To become a subcontractor with PETRA, we must receive a Subcontractor Qualification Form. Please download this form from our SUBCONTRACTORS page on our website.
Q. Do I have to be pre-qualified to bid on PETRA projects?
A. Most of our projects are available for all firms to bid without advance prequalification. Evaluation of the received bids will consider whether the successful bidder has the appropriate financial, material and equipment, facility and personnel resources to meet the contractual requirements. A satisfactory record of previous contract performance, quality, safety and integrity is also evaluated. Should prequalification be required for a specific bid, we will advertise and/or contact potential bidders for prequalification information prior to issuing bid documents.
Q. What are PETRA’s insurance requirements?
A. Please check your contract for the required insurance coverage rates for Worker’s Compensation, General Liability and Automobile Liability. All required Insurance coverage shall be obtained and certificates of Insurance delivered to PETRA prior to commencement of any work. Make sure the certificate holder is PETRA and in the description area on the certificate the name of project is listed.
Q. Will I have to provide a payment and performance bond?
A. Bonding may be required due to the size of the proposed subcontract or state law, e.g. Washington GC/CM work.
Q. What are PETRA’s safety requirements?
A. Subcontractors are required to comply with our Safety Program, including its procedures, practices and policies. PETRA has a long standing partnership with OSHA.
Q. Does PETRA have a drug & alcohol testing requirement?
A. Yes. Every person that works for PETRA is subject to Drug & Alcohol testing. PETRA pays for the cost of the laboratory analysis when coming on board as a PETRA employee.
Q. Where is the best place to learn about PETRA’s bidding opportunities?
A. Our SUBCONTRACTORS page has JOBS BIDDING located on the drop down menu bar. This is the best place to find information on specific bid opportunities. We also utilize iSqFt, and Builders Exchange of Washington.
Q. Where can I find bid documents?
A. Most bid documents are available through PETRA’s FTP site. You can contact our estimating department for instructions and access to the plans.
Q. When can I expect to get bid results?
A. Most projects will not have immediate bid results. PETRA will properly evaluate each proposal to do a fair and complete analysis. Typically, one to two weeks following a bid will give us the apparent low bidder for each trade, Results are then given out. Some of our larger projects may take longer.
Q. What is the expected turnaround time for the contract documents and other required paperwork?
A. All required documents, e.g., Subcontract or Purchase Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds (if required), Certificate of Insurance, Pre-qualification form, CCIP Enrollment (if applicable), Competent Person’s Form and Safety Plan – MSDA Sheets should be returned within fifteen (15) days of award.
Q. How do I get paid for the work I have performed?
A. If you are contracted on the project a Payment package which consists of Application for payment, Schedule of Value and Progress Lien Waiver must be submitted to PETRA’s Accounting Department no later than the 25th of the month. Payment packages received after the 25th will be delated 30 days being processed for payment. If you are not contracted send an invoice to the Accounting Department. You can email the payment packet directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and always mail the originals to PETRA.
Q. Where can I find the application for payment, schedule of values and progress lien waiver?
A. All forms can be found on the SUBCONTRACTOR page of our website.
Q. What other documents are required to get paid?
A. A fully executed waiver form each of your Suppliers and Sub-Tier Contractors must be submitted to the Accounting Department before payment will be processed. If you have further questions, call the Accounting Department at (208) 323-4500.