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Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

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

PART 3. CONTRACTING BY LOCAL AGENCIES [20100 - 22178]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11. )

CHAPTER 1. Local Agency Public Construction Act [20100 - 20929]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11. )

ARTICLE 11. San Joaquin Regional Transit District [20250 - 20253]
  ( Heading of Article 11 amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 704, Sec. 6. )

20250.
  

This article applies to contracts by the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, as provided for in Part 5 (commencing with Section 50000) of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 704, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1995.)

20251.
  

(a) The purchase of all supplies, equipment, and materials, when the expenditure required exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), shall be by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder.

(b) The construction of facilities and works, when the expenditure required exceeds three thousand dollars ($3,000), shall be by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the district may elect to have this construction be governed by Article 3 (commencing with Section 22030) of Chapter 2.

(c) Notice requesting bids shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation, which publication shall be made at least 10 days before bids are received. The board may reject any and all bids and readvertise in its discretion.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 651, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

20251.5.
  

All bids for construction work shall be presented under sealed cover and shall be accompanied by one of the following forms of bidder’s security:

(a) Cash.

(b) A cashier’s check made payable to the district.

(c) A certified check made payable to the district.

(d) A bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made payable to the district.

Upon an award to the lowest bidder, the security of an unsuccessful bidder shall be returned in a reasonable period of time, but in no event shall that security be held by the district beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 808, Sec. 14.)

20252.
  

If after rejecting bids the board determines and declares by a four-fifths vote of all its members that in its opinion the supplies, equipment and materials may be purchased at a lower price in the open market, the board may proceed to purchase the supplies, equipment and materials in the open market without further observance of the provisions requiring contracts, bids or notice.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20253.
  

In case of an emergency, the board may, by resolution passed by a four-fifths vote of all its members, declare and determine that public interest and necessity demand the immediate expenditure of public money to safeguard life, health, or property, and thereupon proceed to expend or enter into a contract involving the expenditure of any sum needed in the emergency without observance of the provisions requiring contracts, bids, or notice. If notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the board shall also comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 803, Sec. 2.1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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