The governing board of the school district shall proceed in accordance with the following when awarding best value contracts under this article:
(a) The school district shall prepare a solicitation for bids and give notice pursuant to Section 20112.
(b) (1)The school district shall establish a procedure to prequalify bidders as required by this code. Information submitted by the bidder as part of the evaluation process shall not be open to public inspection to the extent that information is exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of
Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(2) A best value entity shall not be prequalified or shortlisted unless the entity provides an enforceable commitment to the governing board that the entity and its subcontractors at every tier will use a skilled and trained workforce to perform all work on the project or contract that falls within an apprenticeable occupation in the building and construction trades.
(3) An entity’s commitment that a skilled and trained workforce will be used to perform the project or contract may be established by any of the following:
(A) The entity’s agreement with the school district that the entity and its subcontractors at every tier will comply with the requirements of this
subdivision and that the entity will provide the governing board of the school district with evidence, on a monthly basis while the project or contract is being performed, that the entity and its subcontractors are complying with the requirements of this subdivision.
(B) If the governing board has entered into a project labor agreement that will bind all contractors and subcontractors performing work on the project or contract and that includes the requirements of this subdivision, the entity’s agreement that it will become a party to that project labor agreement.
(C) Evidence that the entity has entered into a project labor agreement that includes the requirements of this subdivision and that will bind the entity and all its subcontractors at every tier performing the project
(c) Each solicitation for bids shall do all of the following:
(1) Invite prequalified bidders to submit sealed bids in the manner prescribed by this article.
(2) Include a section identifying and describing the following:
(A) Criteria that the school district will consider in evaluating the qualifications of the bidders.
(B) The methodology and rating or weighting system that will be used by the school district in evaluating bids.
(C) The relative importance or weight assigned to the criteria for evaluating the qualifications of bidders
identified in the request for bids.
(d) Final evaluation of the bidders shall be done in a manner that prevents the identity of the bidders and the cost or price information from being revealed in evaluating the qualifications of the bidders prior to completion of qualification scoring.