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Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )

PART 1. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS [1100 - 9203]

  ( Heading of Part 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. Definitions [1100 - 1104]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 3. )

1100.
  

“Public entity,” as used in this part, means the state, county, city, city and county, district, public authority, public agency, municipal corporation, or any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 3.)

1100.7.
  

This code is the basis of contracts between most public entities in this state and their contractors and subcontractors. With regard to charter cities, this code applies in the absence of an express exemption or a city charter provision or ordinance that conflicts with the relevant provision of this code.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 832, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1101.
  

“Public works contract,” as used in this part, means an agreement for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any public structure, building, road, or other public improvement of any kind.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 3.)

1102.
  

“Emergency,” as used in this code, means a sudden, unexpected occurrence that poses a clear and imminent danger, requiring immediate action to prevent or mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property, or essential public services.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 803, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

1103.
  

“Responsible bidder,” as used in this part, means a bidder who has demonstrated the attribute of trustworthiness, as well as quality, fitness, capacity, and experience to satisfactorily perform the public works contract.

The Legislature finds and declares that this section is declaratory of existing law.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 972, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

1104.
  

No local public entity, charter city, or charter county shall require a bidder to assume responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of architectural or engineering plans and specifications on public works projects, except on clearly designated design build projects. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a local public entity, charter city, or charter county from requiring a bidder to review architectural or engineering plans and specifications prior to submission of a bid, and report any errors and omissions noted by the contractor to the architect or owner. The review by the contractor shall be confined to the contractor’s capacity as a contractor, and not as a licensed design professional.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 875, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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