I especially like CSM Group's pre-bid procedures. They provide very detailed information and are quick to respond with answers to RFIs. Invitations to Bid are sent in a timely manner, affording contractors a valuable period to review documents.
What I like most about CSM Group's approach is that no matter the task or issue at hand, CSM Group approaches every situation in a calm, collected manner. Furthermore, there is a lot to know about managing a project with many different scopes of work. In my experience, if CSM Group is not 100% sure of how to answer one of our questions or concerns, they allow us to meet with architects or engineers to make sure we all walk away with a mutual understanding of how to proceed.
Our working relationship with CSM Group spans over 30 years, and we consider them among the finest contractors in Southwest Michigan.
CSM Group requires that all subcontractors be prequalified annually to be eligible to contract work with our company. Prequalifying will help ensure you are receiving all possible bid opportunities that are dialed into your preferred project size, trades categories and industry types. It also helps us keep our contact database up to date, which prevents missed opportunities due to changes in staffing.
The following scopes of work do not need to go through the prequalification process:
- Material Suppliers
- Engineering Firms
- Architecture, including Landscape
- Environmental Science
To get started, please click the button tp the right to access our online Pre-Qualifcation form hosted by PipelineSuite. For more information on PipelineSuite, see below or contact our Preconstruction Team.
Submit your most recent audited financial statements, preferably third-party prepared financial statements (audit, review, or compilation) from your last fiscal year end that includes a balance sheet and income statement.**
If you have reservations about submitting financials, we provide other options which can be set up directly with our Financial Review Team. Should you have any questions, please contact our Financial Review Team.
**A Non-Disclosure Agreement can be signed with CSM Group. Contact us if you have any questions.
Submit a sample certificate of insurance with applicable endorsements. The certificate does not need to list CSM Group as a certificate holder but must be current/not expired. All contractors must have valid insurance to be awarded projects.
Submit a letter from your surety provider dated within the last 30 days, starting with the following:
1. That you are in good standing with the surety
2. Your single project capacity
3. Your aggregate bonding capacity
4. Amount available
If not bonded, please upload a letter indicating such.
Submit a letter from your insurance agent confirming your EMR for the last three years. (NCCI comparable form or letter from workers' comp carrier.)
If you are exempt from submitting an EMR letter, please upload a letter on company letterhead indicating such.
Submit a current W-9 form with full legal name and signed and dated within the past year.
Submit the past three years of OSHA 300 logs with names redacted and OSHA Form 300A summary.
If you are exempt from OSHA recording laws, please upload a letter on company letterhead indicating the exemption reason.
We welcome you to submit any additional information of your choosing. Additional information could include, but is not limited to:
1. Company safety manual
2. Additional licenses/certifications
3. Letters of recommendations
4. Listing of recently completed projects