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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 28. Separation of Grade Districts [20470 - 20477]
  ( Heading of Article 28 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 36. )

20470.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by Separation of Grade Districts, as provided for in Part 2 (commencing with Section 8100) of Division 9 of the Streets and Highways Code.

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

20471.
  

The commission shall, pursuant to an order entered in the minutes, advertise for bids for the construction of the project either as a whole or in sections, as it may deem fit, in accordance with the plan theretofore adopted and filed, by publishing a notice calling for bids at least once each week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published within the district. The notice shall refer to the order and plan for further particulars. If the commission elects to receive separate bids for the construction of sections of the project, the order shall describe the sections for which separate bids are desired. The commission may advertise at the same time and in the same notice both for bids for the construction of the project as a whole and for bids for the construction of separate sections.

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

20471.5.
  

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

(a) Cash.

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

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

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

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 commission beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 808, Sec. 29.)

20472.
  

Every contract for the construction of the project or for any section, if it is to be constructed in sections, shall be let, after advertisement, to the lowest responsible bidder, or the commission may reject all bids for the construction of the project or for any section, and may readvertise for bids for doing the work in the same manner and for the same length of time as provided for a notice calling for bids for construction.

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

20473.
  

Before the making of any contract the bidder shall give a bond to the district for the faithful performance of his contract, which shall be signed by the bidder and sureties satisfactory to the commission, in an amount equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of the contract price and shall give another bond conditioned upon the payment of claims for labor and material in connection with the performance of his contract containing the terms and conditions set forth in Chapter 3 of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code and subject to the provisions of that chapter.

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

20474.
  

The contract shall be executed on behalf of the district by the commission, subject to approval or rejection by the electors of the district, expressed at an election called for the purpose of issuing bonds or authorizing the tax levy for the payment of the contract. If the electors fail to approve the bond issue, or fail to authorize the tax levy, the contract shall be null and void without notice and the commission shall immediately return the bonds to the contractor.

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

20475.
  

The commission may do any or all maintenance or repair work upon the project, either with or without contract, and with or without advertising for bids for contracts, unless the cost of the work exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000), in which event it shall be done only under contract after advertising for bids in the same manner and for the same length of time as provided for advertising for bids and letting contracts for construction work.

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

20476.
  

The commission may hire all necessary engineers, inspectors and superintendents to supervise the performance of contracts entered into by the commission, or to have charge of doing all work done without contract.

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

20477.
  

As to any project involving a state highway where the plans have been approved by the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, the commission and the department may enter into and carry out contracts pursuant to Section 130 of the Streets and Highways Code.

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

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