CA Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act
CUPCCAA is a program created in 1983 which allows local agencies to perform public project work up to $60,000 with its own work force if the agency elects to follow the cost accounting procedures set forth in the Cost Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual of the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission (Commission). The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Act) is enacted under Public Contracts Code Section 22000 through 22045 (hereafter abbreviated as PCC 22000-22045).
In addition, the Act provides for alternative bidding procedures when an agency performs public project work by contract.
Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency, by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order without bidding;
Public projects of $200,000 or less may be awarded by informal bidding procedures; and
Public projects of more than $200,000 must be awarded by formal bidding procedures.