Pursuant to the Contractor Prequalification Rule 18.27.5 NMAC (01/01/15, as amended through 06/08/21), prime contractors shall obtain prequalified status with the New Mexico Department of Transportation as a condition to submitting a bid.

Subcontractors shall obtain prequalified status before performing any work or supplying goods or services to the project.  To obtain prequalified status, prime contractors and subcontractors shall submit a timely, complete and conforming prequalification packet to the Office of Inspector General at the address on the packet.  Prime contractors shall submit a new or renewal packet no later than seven (7) calendar days before the opening of any bid.  Subcontractors shall submit a new or renewal packet before performing any work or supplying goods or services to the project.  Prequalification status is published on the Office of Inspector General’s prequalified contractors and subcontractors list.  Packets and copies of the Contractor Prequalification Rule may be obtained from the Office of Inspector General at: nmdot.prequal@dot.nm.gov

NMDOT Office of Inspector General
P.O Box 1149
Santa Fe, N.M. 87504-1149

Amos Padilla, Inspector General
mobile: 505-699-2613

Miguel Gallegos, Staff Manager
mobile: 505-690-0519

Jacob Kehoe, Constuction Prequalification 
mobile 505-690-0057

Questions related to any aspect of the NMDOT Prequalification Program can be emailed by typing in the following address into your email browser nmdot.prequal@dot.nm.gov; please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link prior to submitting a question.


The W-9 should be sent to the Accounting Section of NMDOT, link provided below. NMDOT-OIG does not handle the W-9, if sent to the wrong Department this could affect your eligibility to bid on projects.

W-9 form – New contractors must complete and email to; NMDOT.Vendor-Reques@dot.nm.gov


Current Rule


Official Interpretations