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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 2.5. California State University Contract Law [10700 - 11005]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [10700 - 10710]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4. )

10700.
  

This chapter may be cited as the California State University Contract Law.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4.)

10701.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Project” includes the erection, construction, alteration, painting, repair, or improvement of any state structure, building, road, or other state improvement of any kind. “Project” includes a project located on California State University property and performed pursuant to a contract entered into or awarded by an auxiliary organization, as defined in Section 89901 of the Education Code, and funded in whole or in part by public funds.

(b) “Service contract” means any contract for services in connection with a project other than a project contract, and includes, but is not limited to, contracts for architectural, engineering, planning, testing, general studies, or feasibility services.

(c) “Trustees” means the Trustees of the California State University and their designees.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 346, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2007.)

10702.
  

Contracts for the purchase of supplies or materials, which are purchased through the Department of General Services, 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.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4.)

10703.
  

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.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4.)

10704.
  

The project shall be under the sole and direct control of the trustees, pursuant to the powers and responsibilities invested in them by Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 66600) of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. For the purposes of this chapter, a project located on California State University property and performed pursuant to a contract entered into or awarded by an auxiliary organization, as defined in Section 89901 of the Education Code, and funded in whole or in part by public funds, shall be deemed to be under the sole and direct control of the trustees.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 346, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

10705.
  

(a) When, in the opinion of the trustees, the work does not require the application of all of the provisions of this chapter in connection therewith, the trustees may carry out the project pursuant to this section if the estimated cost does not exceed the value of a minor capital outlay project for which, pursuant to Section 10108, the services of the Department of General Services are not required and a state agency or department is authorized to carry out its own project.

(b) If the estimated total cost of any construction project or work carried out under this section exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000), the trustees shall solicit bids in writing and shall award the work to the lowest responsible bidder or reject all bids. The trustees may carry out work in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) under this section by day labor if the trustees deem 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, but the amount of work performed by day labor under this section shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 219, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2002.)

10706.
  

The trustees and the Department of General Services may enter into an agreement under which the Department of General Services will carry out any of the functions of the trustees under this chapter, upon such terms as are mutually agreed upon.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4.)

10706.5.
  

The trustees may enter into an agreement with an auxiliary organization, as defined in Section 89901 of the Education Code, under which the auxiliary organization may carry out any of the functions of the trustees under this chapter, upon terms that are mutually agreed upon.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 346, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2007.)

10707.
  

The trustees may enter into service contracts. Such contracts shall be subject only to Section 10820 and to such other provisions of this chapter, if any, as the trustees may from time to time designate as applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 4.)

10708.
  

(a) When, in the opinion of the trustees, the best interests of the California State University dictate, the trustees may enter into an agreement with a contractor to provide all or significant portions of the design services and construction of a project under this chapter. The contractor shall design the project pursuant to the scope of services set forth in the request for proposals, build the project, and present the completed project to the trustees for their approval and acceptance.

(b) Work under this section shall be carried out by a contractor chosen by a competitive bidding process that employs selection criteria in addition to cost. Any design work performed pursuant to this section shall be prepared and signed by an architect certificated pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(c) When the design of portions of the project permits the selection of subcontractors, the contractor shall competitively bid those portions. The contractor shall provide to the trustees a list of subcontractors whose work is in excess of one-half of 1 percent of the total project cost as soon as the subcontractors are identified. Once listed, the subcontractors shall have the rights provided in the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 4100) of Part 1).

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 318, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2006.)

10709.
  

Notwithstanding any provision of the California State University Contract Law and any other provision of law to the contrary, the trustees may enter into an energy conservation construction contract, on the terms it determines are in the best interests of the California State University if they find that the anticipated cost for the alterations effected by the energy conservation construction contract will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the California State University of energy that would have been consumed by the California State University in the absence of those alterations. The letting of contracts pursuant to this section shall be conducted through competitive means.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 522, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

10710.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the trustees may award annual contracts that do not exceed three million dollars ($3,000,000) for repair or other repetitive work, or renovation or modification, to be done according to unit prices. The contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, and shall be based primarily on plans and specifications for typical work. No project shall be performed under a contract of this type except by order of the trustees. No annual contracts may be awarded under these provisions for capital outlay projects, where the total cost of the project exceeds the value of a minor capital outlay project for which, pursuant to Section 10108, the services of the Department of General Services are not required and a state agency or department is authorized to carry out its own project.

(b) For purposes of this section, “unit price” means the amount paid for a single unit of an item of work, and “typical work” means a work description applicable universally or applicable to a large number of individual projects, as distinguished from work specifically described with respect to an individual project.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 219, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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