University of Notre DameUniversity of Notre Dame

Office of Executive Vice President

Facilities Design & Operations

Construction Information

Contractor Pre-qualification Process

The Planning, Design & Construction team within the Facilities Design and Operations Division manages the pre-qualification of contractors for construction projects at the University of Notre Dame.

This pre-qualification process allows the University to obtain the most accurate and complete information on prospective construction service providers and to identify firms qualified to perform a particular task. The information provided is for pre-qualification purpose only. Specific qualifications and experience may be required for each project or job awarded by the University. Pre-qualification does not ensure the award of a contract.

Contractor Pre-qualification Requirements

Thank you for your interest in providing construction services for the University of Notre Dame. All outside contractors, specialty trade subcontractors and vendors who desire to provide construction services are required to meet certain pre-qualification criteria. In order to be considered for pre-qualification, please submit the following items:

  • AIA A305 Contractor’s Qualification Statement, complete with all pertinent contact information, phone number, facsimile number, email, website, etc.
  • Corporate Organizational Chart
  • Past three years of audited financial statements, complete with balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, auditors notes, etc.
  • Confirmation of firm’s Experience Modifier Rating covering the last three years
  • Confirmation of firm’s Incident Rating (OSHA Form 300 & 300A) covering the last three years
  • Confirmation of union fringe benefits payments
  • Confirmation of firm’s bonding capacity (single project and aggregate limit), and name of insurer
  • Industry references, including Owners, Architects, Consulting Engineers, Construction Managers, General Contractors, lending institutions, etc.
  • List of major projects completed over the last three years

Link below to the ONLINE SUBMITTAL 





The University of Notre Dame
Facilities Design and Operations
200 Facilities Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Attn:  Tony Polotto, Director of Construction and Quality Assurance    






In 2008, Notre Dame adopted a sustainable buildings policy that requires all new construction to be up to LEED standards. Since the implementation of this policy, the university has achieved six LEED Gold certifications and three LEED Silver certifications for a total of nine certified buildings. As a part of achieving these LEED certifications, Notre Dame has accomplished a 96% diversion rate for all construction project waste. 

In addition to this, 95% of building space uses efficient, non-LED lighting (such as CFLs) and 40% of Notre Dame's outdoor space uses highly efficient LED lighting. 


Construction Highlights:

Old Factory Bricks and Wood are Saved and That's Lucky for Notre Dame: South Bend Tribune article - August 29, 2015


Campus Crossroads Project - Alumni Spotlight - James McManus The SLAM Collaborative

Campus Crossroads Project - Alumni Spotlight - Genevieve Malone Barton Malow Company

Completed Projects:

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