Facilities, Operations, and Safety Services


Andy Strickland

Director of Facilities, Operations, and Safety Services

Email: astrickland@riponusd.net


Salli-Anne Neward


Email: sanewhard@riponusd.net

Phone: (209) 253-1991 ext. 1137

The Facilities and Operations and Safety Services Department encompasses the areas of transportation, facilities maintenance, grounds upkeep, equipment, bus, and automotive maintenance and repair, overseeing the custodial staff at the sites, and ensuring that the district facilities and grounds are in good order and free of safety hazards. Individual school safety plans can be found at each school site and at the district office.

Contractor Pre-Qualification Form


(a)Public projects of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order. (b) Public projects of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) If all bids received are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at two hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($212,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable.

per Public Contract Code 22032 and Public Contract Code 22034 

Ripon Unified School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for submitting to their CUPCCAA list called Quality Bidders.  To get started Sign Up Here

​For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link Contractor Instructions

​Please contact our Business Department with any questions at business@riponusd.net or 209-599-2131.  You may also contact qbsupport@colbitech.com with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.

Thank you for your interest in working with Ripon Unified School District.

Approved Contractors List for CUPCCAA: Click Here