Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who needs to fill out these forms?

- Subcontractors and Suppliers that want to participate in receiving Invitations to Bid (ITB’s) on upcoming projects.
- Atkinson may require in lieu of supplying a Performance and Payment Bond.
- Atkinson encourages all subs and suppliers to fill out these forms to be considered for award.

2. Why do I have to fill out this information? I’ve worked for Atkinson in the past and never had to do this before?

Our Sureties are now requiring this information from us.

3. What if I am a foreign company and don’t have a Federal ID number?

You should have a D&B #, use that in the place of Federal ID number. You will also be asked for the D&B # further down in the form just put it in again.

4. If I do work in multiple trades how do I identify?

Hold the Ctrl Key and highlight each division. All of the trades that pertain to those divisions will be listed. Check all the items that pertain to your company.

5. What does business classification mean?

If you are a Small Business you may be considered a Disadvantaged, Women, Small, Disabled Veteran and HubZone Small Business Enterprise.

6. What does Certifying Agency mean?

Certifying Agency is the Agency that certified your company as a Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Woman Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, or HubZone Small Business. i.e. SBA (Small Business Administration; MWAA (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority), Caltrans (California Transportation Authority), DOT (Department of Transportation), etc.

7. What do I do when I complete My Company Information Form?

Click on Submit and it will take you to the main screen where you can create a new Subcontractor Qualification Form

8. What information do I need to fill out the Subcontractor Qualification Form?

Click on the button that says Checklist – all the information you need is there. This is quite lengthy; we suggest you gather all the info first then start putting it into the system.

9. Should I save my Qualification form periodically?

Yes. Since the Qualification form contains large amounts of information, you may click on the “Save As A Draft” button located in the upper right corner of the form at any time to save your progress. The Company information form is a prerequisite form and must be completed and submitted in its entirety before starting the Qualification form.

10. What do the red asterisks mean by certain fields?

Indicates that this is a required field and needs input. If there is information your company doesn’t like to give out you need to put something in that field and then in the comments field at the top of the page indicate why you are not filling this out. Otherwise you will not be able to submit this form.

11. If a license is not required in my state what do I do?

This is a required field and needs input. If your company is not required to have a license number, highlight the State you do business in. Type the trades performed. In the License Number field type in N/A. If you have licenses in multiple states you are required to put in a license number for each state where it pertains.

12. When can I Submit the Qualification Form?

You can only Submit a form when all required fields have been filled out. An officer of the company needs to certify the accuracy of the information. If you have incomplete items a list will pop up letting you know what has been missed.

13. What happens if I do not receive the Subcontractor/Supplier Qualification renewal e-mail or I accidentally delete the email that has been sent ?

If you are working on a project a hold will be placed on your check until you renew your form. However, someone at the project or in purchasing will call you 30 days prior to this occurring so there is no delay in receiving your payment.

14. How often do I have to submit a Subcontractor/Supplier Qualification Form?

You will be required to renew this form annually. You will receive an e-mail 30 days prior to your annual submission due date along with a link that takes you to database. You will not be required to resubmit the entire form only certain fields. Do not create a new Subcontractor Qualification Form.

15. Can I update My Company Information Form?

We encourage you to update your Company Information Form frequently. Especially if your e-mail has changed, your company moved or management has changed.

16. Is there a limit to how many users can register for my company?

A company can have multiple users. The system recognizes the Federal ID number as the common denominator for a company.

17. If I need help what do I do?

Just click on the “Ask for Help” button type in your problem and someone will respond quickly.

18. What happens if I do not have a bonding company?

In the Surety Broker Agent field type in N/A. In the Bonding Comments let us know that you don’t have a bonding company.

19. What do I do if my bonding company is not listed?

In the field that says select your surety highlight “Other” and in the comments field type in the name of your bonding company.

20. How do I view the bonding companies?

In the field that says select your surety there is a list of companies in alpha order, place your mouse on the arrow key to your right and scroll down till your company appears.

21. What happens after I submit my Qualification form?

- Your form is reviewed by Purchasing, Risk Management and Estimating. If any of these departments have questions about your answers they will call or e-mail you directly.

- Your company will be automatically placed on our qualified vendors list and you will receive Invitation to Bids (ITB’s) via e-mail. If you are interested in bidding a project, follow the instructions provided on the ITB as to how to respond.

- Every year thereafter 30 days prior to your anniversary date you will receive an e-mail reminding you to update your form.
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