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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 23. Fresno Metropolitan Transit District [20370 - 20374]
  ( Heading of Article 23 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 31. )

20370.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Fresno Metropolitan Transit District, as provided for in Chapter 1932 of the Statutes of 1961.

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

20371.
  

The purchase of all supplies, equipment and materials, and 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. 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.

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

20372.
  

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.)

20373.
  

In case of any great public calamity, such as an extraordinary fire, flood, storm, epidemic, or other disaster, 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 such emergency without observance of the provisions requiring contracts, bids, or notice.

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

20374.
  

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. 25.)

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