WESTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
For the Construction of
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT – MOUNTAIN COURT, MORNING SUN COURT, MEADOW MIST COURT, BLUE HAVEN COURT & LAKEPOINTE DRIVE
The Western Municipal Water District (“District”) will receive sealed bids plainly marked on the outside “SEALED BID FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MOUNTAIN CT, MORNING SUN CT, MEADOW MIST CT, BLUE HAVEN CT AND LAKEPOINTE DR - SPECIFICATION W-298. DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” for the WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT – MOUNTAIN CT, MORNING SUN CT, MEADOW MIST CT, BLUE HAVEN CT & LAKEPOINTE DR - SPECIFICATION W-298 project (“Project”) from qualified Bidders at the office of the front reception at 14205 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA no later than January 6, 2022, 2:00 P.M., at which time or thereafter said Bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids must be submitted on the District’s Bid Forms. Electronically submitted bids will not be allowed. Bids shall be valid for ninety-five (95) calendar days after the Bid opening date.
The Engineer’s opinion of probable cost is $1,183,350.00.
Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained by registered vendors from Western’s PlanetBids site at: https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39489
Registered vendors may electronically download Contract Documents for no cost. District will not provide paper copies. All bidders shall register as a “Plan Holder” by downloading the Contract Documents from PlanetBids. The “Plan Holder List” will be posted on Western’s PlanetBids site. Only registered Plan Holders will be notified of addenda to the Contract Documents. The District may also make unofficial copies of the Contract Documents available for review at one or more plan rooms.
Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price.
A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held at Lakepointe Dr & Meadow Mist Ct on the following date(s) and time(s): December 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Each and every Bidder should attend the Pre-Bid Conference. Prospective Bidders may visit the Project Site without making arrangements. Bids will be accepted from any Bidder, including bidders who did not attend the Pre-Bid Conference.
Each Bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the Contract Documents, the non-collusion declaration, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the successful Bid, and a Payment (Labor and Materials) Bond equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the successful Bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California. The cost of said bonds shall be included in the Bid amount. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful Bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure its performance under the Contract.
The Director of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the Contract which will be awarded to the successful Bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. A copy of these rates shall be posted by the successful Bidder at the job site. The successful Bidder and all subcontractor(s) under him, shall comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the payment of not less than the required prevailing rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract, the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor and the debarment of contractors and subcontractors.
Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. No Bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the contractor registration requirements mandated by Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1 shall not apply to work performed on a public works project that is exempt pursuant to the small project exemption specified in Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1.
This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid.
Each Bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following appropriate classification(s) of contractor’s license(s), for the Work Bid upon, and must maintain the license(s) throughout the duration of the Contract: Class “A”, General Engineering Contractor.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), if the District may make findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, if such findings have been made for this Project, the findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions.
The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder as on the basis of the sum of the base bid and all alternate bid items (additive or deductive) to assure competitive bidding on all Bid Items, unless otherwise directed by the District Project Manager. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any Bids or in the Bidding process.
SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT COVID-19: By submitting a Bid for this work, Bidder agrees to proceed with the work as proposed and to execute the contract in the form provided. Any conditions, caveats, or force majeure notices submitted with a bid will not be accepted and may result in a determination that the bid is non-responsive. Any such conditions, caveats, or notices submitted after award may result in the forfeiture of Bidder’s bid security and award to the next lowest bidder. Bidders shall comply with all governmental requirements for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to orders and guidance of the California Department of Public Health, orders and guidelines of Cal/OSHA, and orders of the public health officer of the County of Riverside. The costs of adhering to and complying with such COVID-19 safety measures shall be the responsibility of the bidders and shall be included and incorporated into their respective bid amounts.
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS