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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LOS OSOS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT (Owner) hereby invites sealed bids which will be received at:


until Thursday, March 30, 2023, 3:00 pm PST (local time) or such later date as may be set by Addendum, at which time and at the above address, they will be publicly opened and read aloud for performing the following work:

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work is comprised of providing an 8” PVC water transmission main, approximately 3,270 feet in length, to convey potable water from the recently installed Program C Well (located at Bay Oaks Drive and South Bay Boulevard), to the District’s main zone water system tie-in located at the intersection of Nipomo Avenue and Mountain View Drive, Los Osos, CA, as specified herein and as shown on the Contract Documents.

LOCATION OF THE WORK - The work is located in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California and more specifically at the locations described in the above Description of Work.

BID OPENING - Telephones will not be available to bidders for the preparation of the bids or for calling in bid results. Bid forms received after the designated time will not be accepted. Bidders, their authorized agents and other interested parties, are invited to attend the bid opening.

AWARD OF CONTRACT- The OWNER intends to award a contract to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder to the bid schedule delineated in these contract documents. All bids submitted shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Contract Documents and the OWNER may waive any minor irregularities or reject any and all bids. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to bid opening but not afterward.

FORM OF THE BID - Bidders must submit proposals on the proposal bid form provided. Proposals will not be considered unless submitted on proposal forms included in the Contract Documents obtained from the OWNER. It is not mandatory, but highly recommended, that the bidder attend the pre-bid job conference scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 10 am, at the District’s office at 2122 9th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. The bidder may contact Steve Tanaka at 805-441-2293 for additional information.

BID SECURITY - Each proposal must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check, or bidder's bond on the prescribed form and made payable to the OWNER for an amount equal to at least 10 percent of the amount of the Bid, such guaranty to be forfeited should the apparent successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded fail to furnish the required bonds and insurance certificates, and enter into contract with the OWNER within the time stated in the Proposal requirements. Proposals cannot be withdrawn for the period of time specified in
Article 10 of the Instructions to Bidders.

PERFORMANCE SECURITIES – The successful bidder will be required to furnish a payment bond and faithful performance bond in the full amount of the Contract price, and insurance with certificates and endorsements of insurance, as provided in the Contract Documents. The required bonds must be provided only by a surety insurer who is in good standing with the State of California Department of Insurance.

CONTRACTOR LICENSING - In accordance with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the OWNER has determined that the contractor shall possess a valid Class “A” General Engineering Contractor license at the time of bid issuance. Failure to possess the specified license shall render the Bid as non-responsive and shall act as a bar to award of the Contract to any bidder not possessing said license at the time of award. In the event of dispute over classification of the license required, the opinion of the contractor’s State License Board shall prevail.

WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS - In accordance with the provisions of California Labor Code Sections 1770,1773, 1773.1, 1773.6 and 1773.7 as amended, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in accordance with the standards set forth in Section 1773 for the locality in which the work is to be performed. A copy of said wage rates is on file at the office of the OWNER. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the work is awarded and upon any subcontractor under the contractor to pay not less than said specified rates to all workmen employed by them in the execution of the work.

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION WITH DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – In accordance with California Labor Code Section 1725.5, Contractors and Subcontractors (as defined by California Labor Code Section 1722.1) bidding on Public Works contracts in California shall be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations prior to bidding. Contractor shall verify that this requirement has been met, prior to award of Contract.

AGREEMENT TO ASSIGN - In accordance with Section 4552 of the California Government Code, the bidder shall conform to the following requirements: In submitting a bid to a public purchasing body, the bidder offers and agrees that if the bid is accepted, it will assign to the purchasing body all rights, title, and interest in and to all causes of action it may have under Section 4 of the Clayton Act 15 U.S.C. 15, or under the Cartwright Act, Chapter 2.

DEPOSIT OF SECURITIES IN LIEU OF RETAINAGE - The Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent of payment due under the Contract Documents from time to time, without retention of any portion of the payment by the OWNER, by depositing securities of equivalent value with the OWNER in accordance with the provisions of Section 20300 of the California Public Contract Code. Such securities, if deposited by the Contractor, shall be valued by the OWNER, whose decision on valuation of the securities shall be final. Securities eligible for investment under this provision shall be limited to those listed in Section 16430 of the California Government Code or bank or savings and loan certificates of deposit.

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS - Contract Documents, including Instructions to Bidders, the Contract Specifications and Drawings may be viewed and obtained at the office of the Owner, 2122 9th Avenue, Suite 110, Los Osos, CA 93402.

Only PDF electronic copies of bid documents will be made available to bidders, at no charge to bidders. The special attention of prospective bidders is called to the Instructions to Bidders portion of the Contract Documents for full directions for bidding the Work. 

The successful bidder must insure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of age, color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual preference, marital status, and shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Date: March 2, 2023

2023-03-02 Project Manual Program C Well Transmission.pdfProgram C Water Transmission Main_Drawings Bid Set.pdfAddendum 1_LOCSD Program C Water Transmission.doc.pdfAddendum 2_LOCSD Program C Water Transmission.doc.pdfAddendum 3_LOCSD Program C Water Transmission.pdf
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