2018 Idaho Statutes
Title 54 - PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
Chapter 19 - PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTORS
Section 54-1904 - CLASSES OF LICENSES — RIGHTS GRANTED UNDER LICENSES — FEES.

Universal Citation: ID Code § 54-1904 (2018)
54-1904. CLASSES OF LICENSES — RIGHTS GRANTED UNDER LICENSES — FEES. (1) There shall be eight (8) classes of licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter which are hereby designated as Classes Unlimited, AAA, AA, A, B, CC, C and D, the maximum fee for which shall be as hereinafter specified. Each applicant for a license shall specify the class of license applied for in his application.
(2) For the purpose of licensing public works contractors under this chapter the board may adopt rules necessary to determine the classification according to their responsibility, and the type and scope of the operations of a licensed contractor to those in which he is classified and qualified to engage as in this chapter provided.
(3) The license classes shall be as follows:
(a) Class "Unlimited" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of more than five million dollars ($5,000,000) may, upon application and payment of a license fee not to exceed six hundred dollars ($600), be granted a Class "Unlimited" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "Unlimited" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in this state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "Unlimited" license shall not exceed six hundred dollars ($600). An applicant requesting a Class "Unlimited" license in heavy, highway, specialty or building construction shall have a minimum net worth of one million dollars ($1,000,000) with six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) in working capital.
(b) Class "AAA" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than five million dollars ($5,000,000) may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), be granted a Class "AAA" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "AAA" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "AAA" license shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
(c) Class "AA" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than three million dollars ($3,000,000) may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400), be granted a Class "AA" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "AA" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "AA" license shall not exceed four hundred dollars ($400).
(d) Class "A" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), be granted a Class "A" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "A" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "A" license shall not exceed three hundred dollars ($300).
(e) Class "B" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000), may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) be granted a Class "B" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "B" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "B" license shall not exceed two hundred dollars ($200).
(f) Class "CC" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000), may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150), be granted a Class "CC" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "CC" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "CC" license shall not exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(g) Class "C" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100), be granted a Class "C" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "C" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "C" license shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
(h) Class "D" license. Any contractor whose qualifications, ability and responsibility to execute contracts for public works involving an estimated cost of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), may, upon his application and the payment of a license fee not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00), be granted a Class "D" license and be so classified by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The holder of a Class "D" license shall be entitled to engage in the public works contracting business in the state as provided in said license. The renewal fee for a Class "D" license shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50.00).
(4) The board shall be vested with the power to fix annually the amount of the original and renewal license fees for each class of license for the ensuing license year. The amount of the license fee so fixed shall not exceed the maximum fee set forth in this section.
(5) Each license issued by the administrator shall clearly indicate the type and scope of work for which the licensee is qualified and licensed. The holder of the license shall be permitted to submit proposals for and perform only those types of work specified in each license. The administrator may extend the permissible type or scope of work to be done under any license when it is determined by the administrator that the applicant meets all of the requirements of this chapter to qualify him to do such other work.
(6) The total of any single bid on a given public works project, or the aggregate total of any split bids, or the aggregate of any base bid and any alternate bid items, or the aggregate total of any separate bid by a licensee of any class, except Class "Unlimited," shall not exceed the estimated cost or bid limit of the class of license held by the licensee. The aggregate total of bids shall include all bids of subcontractors. Subcontractor bids shall not be considered a separate bid for the purposes of computing the bid on a given public works project.

History:
[54-1904, added 1941, ch. 115, sec. 4, p. 212; am. 1955, ch. 223, sec. 3, p. 480; am. 1965, ch. 227, sec. 1, p. 535; am. 1969, ch. 18, sec. 1, p. 30; am. 1973, ch. 92, sec. 1, p. 159; am. 1985, ch. 137, sec. 1, p. 374; am. 1991, ch. 14, sec. 1, p. 30; am. 1996, ch. 332, sec. 1, p. 1126; am. 1999, ch. 201, sec. 4, p. 533; am. 2001, ch. 300, sec. 3, p. 1088; am. 2006, ch. 80, sec. 1, p. 242; am. 2008, ch. 254, sec. 1, p. 744; am. 2012, ch. 63, sec. 1, p. 165.]

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