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Facilities Contracts - Post Award Unit

The Post Award Unit administers all post-award contract activities:
  1. Process Stop Payment Notices, Stop Payment Notice Release Bonds and Assignments of Contract Money.
  2. Administer Escrow Agreements and Substitution of Securities in lieu of Retention.
  3. Process Job Order Contract Notices of Project Completion & Acceptance.

Stop Payment Notice Processing

A subcontractor seeking payment for materials and labor provided to a non-paying contractor typically initiates a stop payment notice. Stop Payment Notice processing will require the following:
  1. Subcontractor ("claimant") serves LAUSD with a stop payment notice (Civil Code § 8044)
  2. Original document should contain:
    • Name of contractor to whom labor and materials were provided.
    • Value of labor and materials provided.
    • Total value of labor and materials agreed to be furnished in contract.
    • Value of unpaid labor and materials furnished.
    • Claimant's name and address.
    • Project identification (either by contract or project number, or by school name and description of project).
  3. Original signatures
  4. Verification - penalty of perjury page or notarized letter authenticating statements. (Civil Code § 9352)

Contact Us

Facilities Contracts - Post Award Unit
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-0370
Fax: (562) 654-9031
Email: postaward@laschools.org

Gizella Czene, Assistant Contract Manager
Email: gizella.czene@lausd.net

Rosanna Takeda, Contract Administration
Escrow, Assignments and Litigation
Email: rosanna.takeda@lausd.net

Silvia C. Dominguez, Assistant Contract Administration
Notices of Project Completion & Acceptance, and
Stop Payment Notices
Email: silvia.c.dominguez@lausd.net

Thelma Tualla, Contract Coordination
Preliminary, Stop Payment Notices and Bond Status
Email: thelma.tualla@lausd.net
A properly executed stop payment notice will require LAUSD to withhold payment (the specified claim amount plus 25% for possible cost of litigation) from the general contractor (Civil Code §§ 9350-9510). Facilities Contracts (FC) will issue a Notice of Withhold against the specific project's contract.

Upon payment or settlement of the withheld amount, claimant should send a Release of Stop Payment Notice to Facilities Contracts (FC) and FC will issue a Release of Withhold.

Public Records Act (PRA) Request Submissions

PRA Requests can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the following:
California Public Records Act Requests
Office of the General Counsel
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-6601; Fax: (213) 241-8444
Email: pra@lausd.net

Facilities Services Division • 333 South Beaudry Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90017
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