On February 20, 2018, CSLB issued an Industry Bulletin on behalf of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) to inform licensees about an opportunity to grow their business by joining the California Residential Mitigation Program's Earthquake Brace+Bolt and providing seismic retrofits. Now, CEA wants licensees to know about their need for contractors that can provide residential inspection services for the installed retrofits.

Earthquake Brace+Bolt offers homeowners up to $3,000 toward a code-compliant seismic retrofit. With an expansion into several new cities this year, CEA needs more contractors to provide final inspection services on residential homes that have completed the program.

Retrofit projects must be completed under permit and in accordance with Chapter A3 of the international Existing Building Code (IEBC), the new seismic retrofit code adopted by the California Existing Building Code in 2010. Local building departments can approve Type 1 Qualifying House retrofits using a standard plan set for in Chapter A3 retrofits such as the Los Angeles Standard Plan or the ABAG Plan Set A.

Licensed contractors should have a minimum of five years of experience in wood-frame construction and in-field construction experience, knowledge of seismic retrofit guidelines and code, pass FEMA’s training (provided) and have at least 1 key professional member assigned to the program with a minimum of five years’ residential inspection experience.

Download the RFQ-P

See the RFQ-P at CaliforniaResidentialMitigationProgram.com. Click on "Contract/Employment Opportunities."

Email Questions

Email questions to: RFP0811@calquake.com. Please refer to RFP08-11 in the email subject line.

RFP responses are due by May 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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