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Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

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

PART 2. CONTRACTING BY STATE AGENCIES [10100 - 19102]

  ( Heading of Part 2 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 1. State Contract Act [10100 - 10285.5]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )

ARTICLE 1. Scope of Chapter and General Provisions [10100 - 10111.2]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )

10100.
  

This chapter may be cited as the State Contract Act.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 184. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10101.
  

(a) Contracts for the purchase of supplies or materials, which are purchased pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 10290), are not subject to this chapter, even though the seller is required to perform some incidental work or service in connection with the delivery of the material or supplies.

(b) Contracts for which emergency work or remedial measures are required are not subject to this chapter if the work or remedial measures are necessary to immediately avert, alleviate, repair, or mitigate destruction of property caused by the accidental or unplanned release of toxic substances and are necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 185. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10102.
  

Improvements on the property of the state on the waterfront of the City and County of San Francisco under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Port Commission are not subject to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 186. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10103.
  

Work done directly by any public utility company pursuant to order of the Public Utilities Commission or other public authority is not subject to this chapter, whether or not done under public supervision or paid for in whole or part out of public funds.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 187. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10103.5.
  

Work performed by prisoners pursuant to an order by the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or by the Prison Industry Authority is not subject to this chapter, provided that the total cost of a project for the construction of new, previously unoccupied prison facilities or additions to an existing facility shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) unless it is first approved by the State Public Works Board.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 188. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10104.
  

As used in this chapter, “mobilization” includes preparatory work and operations, including, but not limited to, those necessary for the movement of personnel, equipment, supplies and incidentals to the project site, for the establishment of all offices, buildings and other facilities necessary for work on the project, and for all other work and operations which must be performed or costs incurred prior to beginning work on the various items on the project site.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 189. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10105.
  

(a) As used in this chapter, “project” includes the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any state structure, building, road, or other state improvement of any kind that will exceed a total cost calculated pursuant to subdivision (b).

(b) The total cost limit for calendar year 2010 shall be two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), and at two year intervals thereafter, the total cost limit shall be adjusted upward or downward by the Director of Finance to reflect the percentage change in the annual California Construction Index as used by the Department of General Services. The amount shall be rounded off to the nearest one-thousand-dollar ($1,000) figure.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 190. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10106.
  

For purposes of this chapter:

(a) “Department” means any of the following:

(1) The Department of Water Resources as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department.

(2) The Department of Transportation as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department.

(3) The Department of Parks and Recreation as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department.

(4) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with respect to any project under its jurisdiction pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 7000) of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code.

(5) The Military Department as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department.

(6) The Department of General Services as to all other projects.

(b) “Director” means the director of each department as defined herein respectively.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 521, Sec. 10. (SB 809) Effective January 1, 2018.)

10107.
  

Whenever provision is made by law for any project that is not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Water Resources, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 7000) of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, the Department of Transportation, or the Military Department, the project shall be under the sole charge and direct control of the Department of General Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 521, Sec. 11. (SB 809) Effective January 1, 2018.)

10108.
  

Where the nature of the work in the opinion of the department is such that its services in connection therewith are not required, it may authorize the carrying out of the project directly by the state agency concerned therewith if the estimated cost does not exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000), except that the six hundred thousand dollar ($600,000) limitation shall not apply to a project of a district agricultural association or a project of the State Lands Commission. Any capital outlay project with a total value that does not exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) may be budgeted as a minor capital outlay project. This limit shall be adjusted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 10105.

If the estimated total cost of any construction project or work carried out under this section exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), the district or agency shall solicit bids in writing and shall award the work to the lowest responsible bidder or reject all bids. However, the director may authorize the district or agency to carry out work in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) under the provisions of this section by day labor if he or she deems that the award of a contract, the acceptance of bids, or the acceptance of further bids is not in the best interests of the state. In no event shall the amount of work performed by day labor under this section exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in the case of district agricultural association fair projects, or thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) in other cases.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 252, Sec. 3. (AB 2181) Effective January 1, 2011.)

10108.5.
  

(a) When the nature of the work by departments, boards, commissions, or conservancies within the Resources Agency, in the opinion of the Department of General Services, is such that its services in connection therewith are not required, it may authorize the carrying out of the project directly by the department within the Resources Agency concerned therewith if the estimated cost does not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). This limit shall be adjusted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 10105.

(b) If the estimated total cost of any construction project or work carried out under this section exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall solicit bids in writing and shall award the work to the lowest responsible bidder or reject all bids. However, the Director of General Services may authorize the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to carry out work in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) under this section by day labor if he or she deems that the award of a contract, the acceptance of bids, or the acceptance of further bids is not in the best interests of the state. However, in no event shall the amount of work performed by day labor under this section exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). This limit shall be adjusted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 10105.

(c) Notwithstanding the cost limitation of subdivision (a), the State Coastal Conservancy may, if authorized by the Department of General Services as described in subdivision (a), directly carry out a public works project involving habitat or wetlands restoration and related pedestrian or cycling access improvements, not including buildings or other nonaccess related structures on the following state-owned lands: Bel Marin Keys Unit V in Marin County, Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (a part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project) in Alameda County, Bair Island Ecological Reserve in San Mateo County, Napa Sonoma Marshes State Wildlife Area in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties, Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles County, Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve in San Diego County, Los Peñasquitos Marsh in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego County, and Tijuana Estuary State Park in San Diego County. In carrying out a public works project pursuant to this subdivision, the State Coastal Conservancy shall comply with the provisions of, and regulations adopted pursuant to, this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 444, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2009.)

10108.7.
  

(a) The Department of Corrections shall provide in the general conditions under which bids will be received, that any person making a bid or offer to perform a contract shall, in his or her bid or offer, set forth the following information:

(1) The name and the location of the place of business of each subcontractor certified as a minority, women, or disabled veteran business enterprise who will perform work or labor or render service to the prime contractor in connection with the performance of the contract and who will be used by the prime contractor to fulfill minority, women, and disabled veteran business enterprise participation goals.

(2) The portion of work that will be done by each subcontractor under paragraph (1). The prime contractor shall list only one subcontractor for each portion of work as is defined by the prime contractor in his or her bid or offer.

(b) The Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 4100) of Part 1 shall apply to the information required by subdivision (a) relating to subcontractors certified as minority, women, or disabled veteran business enterprises.

(c) For purposes of this section, “subcontractor” and “prime contractor” shall have the same meaning as those terms are defined in Section 4113.

(d) As used in this section, “contract” does not include a contract negotiated pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 4525) of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1032, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

10108.8.
  

The Department of Corrections, where feasible, shall enter into two or more procurement contracts for the purchase and development of the Business Information System (BIS) Project. The BIS project shall be developed to allow integration with other relevant statewide financial and personnel systems.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 227, Sec. 91. Effective August 16, 2004.)

10109.
  

Any notice inviting bids on a project which specifies locations of possible materials, such as a borrow pit or gravel bed, for use in the proposed project which would be subject to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code shall include any conditions or modifications established pursuant to Section 1603.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 383, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2006.)

10110.
  

(a) Where the nature of the work is historic restoration for the state park system, as determined jointly by the director and the Director of Parks and Recreation, the department may authorize the carrying out of the project directly by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

(b) If the estimated total cost of any construction project or work carried out under this section exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the Department of Parks and Recreation shall solicit bids in writing and award the work to the lowest responsible bidder or reject all bids. However, the director may authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to carry out work in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) under the provisions of this section by day labor if the director determines, in consultation with the Director of Parks and Recreation, that the award of a contract, the acceptance of bids, or the acceptance of further bids is not in the best interests of the state. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall establish, by regulation, criteria to be considered by the Department of Parks and Recreation in requesting authorization from the director to perform all or part of a project by day labor.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 573, Sec. 2. (SB 204) Effective January 1, 2016.)

10111.
  

Commencing January 1, 2007, the department shall make available a report on contracting activity containing the following information:

(a) A listing of consulting services contracts that the state has entered into during the previous fiscal year. The listing shall include the following:

(1) The name and identification number of each contractor.

(2) The type of bidding entered into, the number of bidders, whether the low bidder was accepted, and if the low bidder was not accepted, an explanation of why another contractor was selected.

(3) The amount of the contract price.

(4) Whether the contract was a noncompetitive bid contract, and why the contract was a noncompetitive bid contract.

(5) Justification for entering into each consulting services contract.

(6) The purpose of the contract and the potential beneficiaries.

(7) The date when the initial contract was signed, and the date when the work began and was completed.

(b) The report shall also include a separate listing of consultant contracts completed during that fiscal year, with the same information specified in subdivision (a).

(c) The information specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) shall also include a list of any contracts underway during that fiscal year on which a change was made regarding the following:

(1) The completion date of the contract.

(2) The amount of money to be received by the contractor, if it exceeds 3 percent of the original contract price.

(3) The purpose of the contract or duties of the contractor. A brief explanation shall be given if the change in purpose is significant.

(d) The level of participation, by agency, of disabled veteran business enterprises in statewide contracting and shall include dollar values of contract award for the following categories:

(1) Construction.

(2) Architectural, engineering, and other professional services.

(3) Procurement of materials, supplies, and equipment.

(4) Information technology procurements.

Additionally, the report shall include a statistical summary detailing each awarding department’s goal achievement and a statewide total of those goals.

(e) The level of participation by small business in state contracting including:

(1) Upon request, an up-to-date list of eligible small business bidders by general procurement and construction contract categories, noting company names and addresses and also noting which small businesses also qualify as microbusinesses.

(2) By general procurement and construction contract categories, statistics comparing the small business and microbusiness contract participation dollars to the total state contract participation dollars.

(3) By awarding department and general procurement and construction categories, statistics comparing the small business and microbusiness contract participation dollars to the total state contract participation dollars.

(4) Any recommendations for changes in statutes or state policies to improve opportunities for small businesses and microbusinesses.

(5) A statistical summary of small businesses and microbusinesses certified for state contracting by the number of employees at the business for each of the following categories: 0–5, 26–50, 51–75, and 76–100.

(6) To the extent feasible, beginning in the year 2008, the number of contracts awarded by the department in the categories specified in paragraph (5).

(7) The number of contracts and dollar amounts awarded annually pursuant to Section 14838.5 of the Government Code to small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises.

(f) The level of participation of business enterprises, by race, ethnicity, and gender of the owner, in contracts to the extent that the information has been voluntarily reported to the department. In addition, the report shall contain the levels of participation of business enterprises, by race, ethnicity, and gender of the owner, and whether the business is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender owned business for the following categories of contracts, to the extent that the information has been voluntarily reported to the department:

(1) Construction.

(2) Purchases of materials, supplies, or equipment.

(3) Professional services.

(g) In the years 2011 and 2012, any errors reported to the department by an awarding agency as required by Sections 10302, 10344, and 12104.5, in the previous fiscal year.

(h) The amendments made to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall apply on and after January 1, 2013.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 861, Sec. 1. (AB 1960) Effective January 1, 2013.)

10111.2.
  

A department shall, upon request from a contractor plan room service, provide an electronic copy of a project’s contract documents at no charge to the contractor plan room.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 371, Sec. 1. (AB 2036) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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